Calflora
Taxon  Report   5928    
Opuntia basilaris  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow  var. brachyclada  (Griffiths) Munz
Beavertail pricklypear,   Short joint beavertail
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(88 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: Cactaceae  
Genus: Opuntia
Parent: Opuntia basilaris

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSOpuntia brachyclada
JEFOpuntia humistrata
More information about  Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/11/2021).