Taxon  Report   5926 
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. Bigelow
Beavertail cactus,  Beavertail pricklypear
Opuntia basilaris
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
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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
Communities:
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
 
More information about  Opuntia basilaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (OPBA2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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: Sep 29, 2016).

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