Taxon  Report   5927 
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow  var. basilaris 
Beavertail cactus,  Beavertail pricklypear
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
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Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
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Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
© 2016 Barry Rice
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California.

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Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Opuntia
Parent Record Opuntia basilaris
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Opuntia basilaris var. heilii
PLANTS: Opuntia basilaris var. whitneyana
PLANTS: Opuntia brachyclada ssp. humistrata
PLANTS: Opuntia whitneyana var. albiflora
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia basilaris var. ramosa
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia whitneyana
ICPN: Opuntia intricata
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 20, 2018).

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