Taxon  Report   5926 
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. Bigelow
Beavertail, beavertail cactus, beavertail pricklypear
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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Bloom Period
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Valley Grassland
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Opuntia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Opuntia basilaris  from other sources:
Photos on Picasa / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

USDA PLANTS Profile (OPBA2)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Database

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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 20, 2014).

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