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Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow  var. basilaris 
Beavertail cactus,   Beavertail pricklypear
Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California.
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

Bloom Period
Parent: Opuntia basilaris
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSOpuntia basilaris var. heilii
JEF + PLANTSOpuntia basilaris var. ramosa
PLANTSOpuntia basilaris var. whitneyana
PLANTSOpuntia brachyclada ssp. humistrata
PLANTSOpuntia whitneyana var. albiflora
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Information about  Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (OPBAB2)

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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/09/2022).