Taxon  Report   5939 
Opuntia fragilis  (Nutt.) Haw.
Brittle prickly pear,  Brittle pricklypear, Pigmy tuna
Opuntia fragilis
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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
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Opuntia
Community:
Northern Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

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
More information about  Opuntia fragilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Feb 06, 2016).

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