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Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0209 1240 (2009-02-13)

Copyright © 2009 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  May 1, 2008
  • location   West of I-15, near of Cajon Pass (San Bernardino County, California, US)
  • family Cactaceae
  • notes   Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada is a rare variety (along with var. treleasei) of the otherwise relatively widespread and fairly common O. basilaris var. basilaris. Variety brachyclada is distinguished by its smaller, oblong, club-shaped pads. However, it's sometimes hard to tell (at least for me) whether one has 'good' var. brachyclada, as it seems to grade almost continuously into var. basilaris as one moves throughout its range.
  • camera   Shot on a Canon Digital Rebel XT at f14, 1/125, ISO 100 with a Canon 50mm macro lens.
  • photo category: Plant - shrub

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