Taxon  Report   5928 
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. Bigelow  var. brachyclada  (Griffiths) Munz
beavertail pricklypear,  short joint beavertail
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
© 2006 John Isaac Holson
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Communities:
Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Opuntia
Parent Record Opuntia basilaris.
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
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PLANTS: Opuntia brachyclada
TJM2: Opuntia humistrata
 Information about  Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (OPBAB)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 22, 2014).

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