Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei, Bakersfield cactus.
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei. Photo by Teresa Prendusi.

Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei, Bakersfield cactus.
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei. Photo by Teresa Prendusi.

Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei, Bakersfield cactus habitat.
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei habitat. Photo by Teresa Prendusi.

Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei, Bakersfield cactus range map.
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei range map.

Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei, Bakersfield cactus

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

  • Listed as: Opuntia treleasei
  • PLANTS Database Name: Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei
  • Listed Endangered 1990
  • Recovery Plan 1998 (PDF, 35.9 MB)

Threats

  • Habitat loss from conversion to row crops and citrus groves, residential development, and petroleum production
  • Other effects to plants and habitat, including off-road vehicle activity, trash dumping, sand and gravel mining
  • Overgrazing
  • Pesticide drift
  • Competition from exotic grasses
  • Air pollution

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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