Opuntia basilaris (Beavertail Cactus) is a shrubby cactus with sprawling to ascending or erect stems composed of flattened, nearly smooth…
Meaning: Basilar, basal, of or located at a base of something.
Derivation: A Latin adjective.
Alternative Pronunciation: base-IL-ah-riss
Whereas the generic name must be unique, there are often two or more genera with the same specific epithet. The same epithet can also be used within a species for subspecies, varieties, and forms.
Here is a full list of succulents with this epithet. Click on the photo or the name of the plant for which you wish to see further information.