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Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 298-299 [preprint p. 51]. 1856 [Mar ? 1856]
Family: CACTACEAE

Opuntia basilaris Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
New cladodes stretch from the plant base, from which the name "basilaris". The common name Beavertail Cactus (Beavertail Prickly Pear) Refers to the pads that remember the tail of a beaver.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 298-299 [preprint p. 51]. 1856 [Mar ? 1856]
Synonymy: 12 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada (Griffiths) Munz
Man. S. Calif. Bot. [Munz] 325. 1935
Synonymy: 6 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Opuntia basilaris var. caudata hort.

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasii (J.M.Coult.) Toumey
Cycl. Amer. Hort. [L.H.Bailey] 3: 1147 1147 1901.
Synonymy: 3
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Woodbury Beavertail Cactus, Beavertail Cactus, Beavertail Prickly Pear, Branching Beavertail Cactus, Elongated Beavertail Cactus, Kern Beavertail Cactus, Short-joint Beavertail Cactus, Trelease's Beavertail Cactus, Trelease Beavertail Prickly Pear, Bakersfield Beavertail Cactus

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Opuntia basilaris group



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