Taxon  Report   5939 
Opuntia fragilis  (Nutt.) Haw.
Pigmy tuna,  brittle prickly pear, brittle pricklypear
Opuntia fragilis, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition
 

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Opuntia fragilis
© 2008 John Dittes
Opuntia fragilis
© 2005 Stephen Dowlan
Community:
Northern Juniper Woodland
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Opuntia
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Cactus fragilis
PLANTS: Opuntia brachyarthra
PLANTS: Opuntia fragilis ssp. brachyarthra
PLANTS: Opuntia fragilis var. brachyarthra
PLANTS: Opuntia fragilis var. denudata
PLANTS: Opuntia fragilis var. fragilis
 Information about  Opuntia fragilis  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (OPFR)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google
 

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 02, 2015).

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