Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00044303
Occurrence ID (GUID): a797eccd-c9c0-4896-bdf6-abf8751620b2
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. polyacantha Haw.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy Hodgson   11517   
Date: 1999-05-12
Additional Collectors: Liz Slauson, Amy Prince
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, along Nankoweap Trail, ca. 2 1/2 miles form Nankoweap Creek and junction with trail.
36.2891  -111.896033
Verbatim Coordinates: 36d 17.346m N; 111d 53.762m W
Elevation: 1328 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 4357ft.
Habitat: On grassy but rock slope, below(?) Brigh Angel Shale
Associated Species: Cryptantha confertiflora, Quercus turbinella, Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Bromus tectorum, other grasses, Ephedra
Description: Frequent succulent, multi-branched, one to 2 pads high, flowers deep pink, stigma lobes olive green, total length ca. 71 mm, flower widthy (tepal tip to tepal tip) ca. 60 mm, hypanthium length 32 mm, hypanthium width (widest) 35 mm.
Reproductive Condition: flowers & fruit
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Record Id: a797eccd-c9c0-4896-bdf6-abf8751620b2
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Current Record
Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy Hodgson 115171999-05-12
Catalog Number: DES00044303
GUID: a797eccd-c9c0-4896-bdf6-abf8751620b2
Latest Identification: Opuntia polyacantha var. polyacantha

Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (ASU:Plants)
Wendy C. Hodgson 115171999-05-12
Latest Identification: Opuntia polyacantha var. polyacantha
Identified by: Donald J. Pinkava, 2005

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