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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Opuntia basilaris
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Opuntia basilaris
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Opuntia basilaris
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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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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
 Information about  Opuntia basilaris  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (OPBA2)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 31, 2014).

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