Taxon  Report   5927 
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. Bigelow  var. basilaris 
beavertail cactus,  beavertail pricklypear
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California.

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Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Genus: Opuntia
Parent Record Opuntia basilaris.
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Opuntia basilaris var. heilii
PLANTS: Opuntia basilaris var. whitneyana
PLANTS: Opuntia brachyclada ssp. humistrata
PLANTS: Opuntia whitneyana var. albiflora
TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia basilaris var. ramosa
TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia whitneyana
 Information about  Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

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: Mar 31, 2015).

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