Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00082791
Occurrence ID (GUID): fb26d725-51b4-49fa-9244-e2ec9feb84ba
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt
Family: Cactaceae
Determiner: Donald Pinkava and Wendy Hodgson (2016-12-14)
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30797   
Date: 2016-06-03
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Arizona National Scenic Trail, Buckskin Mountain Passage, overlooking House Rock Valley, within 1-1/2 to 2 miles of AZ-UT trailhead.
36.9899  -112.055959  NAD 83/WGS84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 406031E 4094273N
Elevation: 1829 meters Verbatim Elevation: 6002 ft
Habitat: Northnortheast-facing gentle slope, opened burned area of pinon pine-juniper association.
Substrate: Kaibab limestone.
Associated Species: Juniperus osteosperma, Ephedra, Artemisia bigelovii, Pinus edulis, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Bromus spp., Astragalus calycosus, Hesperostipa.
Description: Occasional, plant ca 1/3 m high x 1/2 m wide, 2 pads high, flowers (10:30 am) 65(l) x 76(w) mm, 55x60 mm, 70x85 mm, 60x70 mm, inner tepal 40x35 mm, broadly oblanceolate, erose apically, tepals fragile, hypanthium 27x26 mm, moderately tuberculate, outer tepals light yellow with slight red-pink flush middle and apices, margins light yellow, broad, inner tepals light yellow, filaments yellow (to light chartreuse), anthers cream-yellow, style white, stigma lobes dark green.
Notes: Sheet 2 of 2.
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Record Id: fb26d725-51b4-49fa-9244-e2ec9feb84ba
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