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Opuntia curvispina  Griffiths
Curved-spine beavertail
Opuntia curvispina is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Observation Search
~6 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Bloom Period
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
CalfloraOpuntia Xcurvospina
CalfloraOpuntia curvospina
CNPSOpuntia xcurvispina
Information about  Opuntia curvispina from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

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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. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/17/2024).