Species Profile
Bakersfield Cactus
Species Details
Common NameBakersfield Cactus
Scientific NameOpuntia Treleasei
Federal Listing StatusEndangered
Federal Regulating AgencyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
State Listing StatusEndangered (CA)
State Regulating AgencyCalifornia Department of Fish and Game
Relevant International RegulationCITES Appendix II
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Species Range
Bakersfield cactus distribution is restricted to a limited area of central Kern County near Bakersfield. Current distribution is fragmented. Fewer than 20,000 clumps of Bakersfield cactus are present in the 2 square miles from the Caliente Creek flood plain onto Sand Ridge. Only four areas had populations of 1,000 clumps or more: Comanche Point, Kern Bluff, Sand Ridge, and the area north of Wheeler Ridge.
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