CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
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Status: record opuntia_basilaris_var._brachyclada - Fri, Dec. 3, 2021, 04:29 ET b
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
common nameshort-joint beavertail
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life form stem succulent
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G5T3      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (21):
Devore (107B) 3411724, Hesperia (133A) 3411743, Baldy Mesa (133B) 3411744, Cajon (133C) 3411734, Silverwood Lake (133D) 3411733, Phelan (134A) 3411745, Mescal Creek (134B) 3411746, Telegraph Peak (134D) 3411735, Valyermo (135A) 3411747, Juniper Hills (135B) 3411748, Pacifico Mountain (136A) 3411841, Chilao Flat (136D) 3411831, Mint Canyon (137B) 3411844, Newhall (138A) 3411845, Ritter Ridge (161C) 3411852, Palmdale (161D) 3411851, Del Sur (162A) 3411863, Lake Hughes (162B) 3411864, Green Valley (162C) 3411854, Colton Well (175B) 3411584, Fountain Peak (176A) 3411585
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Counties, states, regions:
Los Angeles (LAX), San Bernardino (SBD)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Joshua tree "woodland" (JTWld)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)
blooming period Apr-Jun(Aug),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range425 - 1800 meters
Threatened by urbanization, mining, horticultural collecting, grazing, and vehicles. Possibly threatened by powerline construction and non-native plants. Angeles NF has adopted species management guidelines. See Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 27:25 (1914) for original description.
full nameOpuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigel. var. brachyclada (Griffiths) Munz
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Additional information:
standard acronym  OPBAB Element Code  PDCAC0D053
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Fri, Dec. 3, 2021 from

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