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Opuntia xcurvispina  Griffiths
Curved-spine beavertail
Opuntia xcurvispina is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found in Arizona and Nevada.
also called Opuntia curvospina
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(5 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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 CNPS

Alternate Names:
CalfloraOpuntia curvispina
CNPSOpuntia curvospina
More information about  Opuntia xcurvispina
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
CNPS Inventory


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/30/2022).