Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081401
Occurrence ID (GUID): 91d3735d-5a9a-4928-96af-e857f71dfc11
Taxon: Opuntia chlorotica Engelm. & Bigelow
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30763   
Date: 2016-05-25
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon
Locality: USA, Arizona, Gila County, Tonto National Forest, Mazatzal Wilderness Area, east side of Verde River, on northwest flanks of Wet Bottom Mesa along High Water Trail.
34.183267  -111.68891
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 436517E 3782691N
Elevation: 850 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 2789 ft
Habitat: Arizona Upland Sonoran Desert, rocky, northnortheast-facing slope overlooking drainage.
Substrate: Basalt.
Associated Species: Simmondsia chinensis, Dodonaea viscosa, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Canotia holacantha, Fouquieria splendens, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Encelia frutescens, Acacia greggii, Bromus rubens, Bouteloua curtipendula.
Description: Uncommon, ca 1-3/4 m high x 2 m wide, branched above base, flowers with outer tepals yellow-light green with slight reddish apices and lighter margins, inner tepals light yellow-yellow with slightly darker midstripe, filaments light yellow-light chartreuse green, anthers light yellow, style light cream-very light chartreuse, stigma lobes chartreuse-green.
Reproductive Condition: flowers & fruit
Notes: Sheet 1 of 2.
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Record Id: 91d3735d-5a9a-4928-96af-e857f71dfc11
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