Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada

(Griffiths) Munz

Man. S. Calif. Bot., 599. 1935.

Common names: Little beavertail pricklypear
EndemicConservation concern
Basionym: Opuntia brachyclada Griffiths Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 27: 25. 1914
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Mentioned on page 145.

Stem segments decumbent, little flattened, oblong to narrowly spatulate, cylindric to clublike, 5–13 × 1.5–5 cm; areoles 4–6(–7) per diagonal row across midstem segment, circular. Spines absent. Fruits spineless. 2n = 22.

Phenology: Flowering spring (May).
Habitat: Slopes of chaparral, oak-pine woodlands
Elevation: 1200-1800 m


Of conservation concern.

Selected References


Lower Taxa