Taxon  Report   10996 
Opuntia curvispina  Griffiths
Curved-spine beavertail
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Opuntia curvispina, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California.
It was included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list [2.2] (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Opuntia
Communities:
Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 01, 2016).

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