Taxon  Report   5926 
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. Bigelow
Beavertail,  beavertail cactus, beavertail pricklypear

Opuntia basilaris
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Opuntia basilaris
© 2008 Ram Vasudev
Opuntia basilaris, 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.

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Opuntia basilaris
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Genus: Opuntia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Valley Grassland
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 Information about  Opuntia basilaris  from other sources:

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.

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 (Flora of North America)

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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 06, 2015).

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