Opuntia fragilis
Common Name: brittle prickly-pear
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC0D0H0
Full Name: Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.

2005 Stephen Dowlan
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 2
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    0 0 0 0 2 0
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    2 0
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    1 1 0
Notes Glossary
  • Known in CA only from Owl's Head in the Shasta Valley. Probably reduced by grazing.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1994-01-01
  • Last Update: 2014-07-30
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 820 - 880 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Arizona, Colorado, !IA, Idaho, !IL, !KS, !MI, !MN, !MT, !ND, !NE, New Mexico, Nevada, !OK, Oregon, !SD, Texas, Utah, Washington, !WI, Wyoming
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Siskiyou (SIS)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Little Shasta (716B) 41122F4
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1744
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].

41122F4=Little Shasta (716B) 41122F4