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Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris

Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigelow var. basilaris

Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigelow var. heilii S.L. Welsh & Neese

Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigelow var. ramosa Parish

Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigelow var. whitneyana (E.M. Baxter) E.M. Baxter ex W.T. Marsh.

Opuntia brachyclada Griffiths ssp. humistrata (Griffiths) Wiggins & Wolf

Opuntia whitneyana E.M. Baxter

Opuntia whitneyana E.M. Baxter var. albiflora E.M. Baxter

Beavertail Cactus

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny
GenusOpuntiaPrickly pears
SpeciesbasilarisBasal, stretching from the base
var.basilarisBasal, stretching from the base

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Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Mar 2011.

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Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)

The sign says Opuntia basilaris var. heilii, but this is an older name. · 5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 19 × 16" (49 × 41 cm)

Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)

2/17/2007 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA ID is uncertain

Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 21 × 20" (53 × 49 cm)

Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)

The sign says Opuntia basilaris var. heilii, but this is an older name. · 7/7/2017 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus)

6/4/2009 · Lake Mead Area
≈ 17 × 14" (43 × 36 cm) ID is uncertain

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