CPC Plant Profile: Short Joint Beavertail
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Short Joint Beavertail (Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada)

  • Global Rank: T3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 159896
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

low caespitose plant forming compact clumps

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  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 3 accessions of Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 212 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 51 maternal plants

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Taxon Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
Authority (Griffiths) Munz
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 3016
ITIS 195260
Common Names Short Joint Beaver Tail
Associated Scientific Names Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
State Rank
State State Rank
California S3

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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