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Taxon: Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 25822
Place of publication: G. Engelmann, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3:298. 1856 (Pacif. Railr. Rep. 4:43. 1857)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Bakersfield beaver-tail cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • beaver-tail cactus  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • beaver-tail prickly-pear  (Source: Fla Entomol) - English
  • branching beaver-tail cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • elongated beaver-tail cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • Kern beaver-tail cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • short-joint beaver-tail cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • Woodbury beaver-tail cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • bäveropuntia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental: ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Sonora]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family 489.
  3. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon. 311.
  4. Benson, L. 1982. The cacti of the United States and Canada 921.
  5. Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada. 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 241-242.
  6. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  8. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  9. Irish, M. 2001. The ornamental prickly pear industry in the southwestern United States. Florida Entomol. 84:484.
  10. Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  15. Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.

Check other web resources for Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=25822. Accessed 16 July 2019.