Taxon  Report   5927 
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. Bigelow  var. basilaris 
beavertail cactus,  beavertail pricklypear

Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + 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
TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia basilaris var. ramosa
TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia whitneyana
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 13, 2015).

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