Taxon  Report   5928 
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. Bigelow  var. brachyclada  (Griffiths) Munz
Beavertail pricklypear,  Short joint beavertail
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
© 2002 Dean Wm. Taylor
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
© 2006 John Isaac Holson
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
Genus: Opuntia
Parent Record Opuntia basilaris
Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Opuntia brachyclada
TJM2: Opuntia humistrata
More information about  Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 24, 2018).

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