Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00082766
Occurrence ID (GUID): ff0e6bca-23ad-4870-99c7-73e152b229d4
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30788   
Date: 2016-06-02
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, House Rock Valley, along House Rock Valley Road (Road 1065), roadside.
36.798126  -112.070829
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 404469E 4073013N
Elevation: 1728 meters Verbatim Elevation: 5668 ft
Habitat: Overgrazed gentle rolls dissected by shallow drainages, roadside.
Substrate: Sandy/loamy limestone.
Associated Species: Bouteloua gracilis, Artemisia tridentata, Juniperus osteosperma, Coryphantha vivipara, Salsola spp., Leucene ericoides, Chorispora tenella, Gutierreza sarothrae, Sphaeralcea ambigua, Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea, Opuntia cf. phaeacantha X Opuntia polyacantha, Opuntia cf. pinkavae, Cylindropuntia whipplei var. whipplei.
Description: Local, occasional, plants ca 1/2 wide x 1/2 m high, pads green, flowers (11 am) 75(l) x 65(w) mm with hypanthium (hyp) 32x19 mm, spiny/glochidy, 65x70 mm, 67x67 mm, 64x75 mm, 63x70 mm, 63x62 mm, inner tepal 35x30 mm, flabelliform, outer tepals light cream-light olive-green narrow middle, margins pink, inner tepals pink, delicate, erose at apices, filaments yellow basally, slight flush pink distal 1/2, anthers cream, style white, stigma lobes dark green; additional flowers 3,4 June 2016 ca 12 pm, 65x85, rotate, inner tepal 38x30 mm, clawed broadly oblanceolate, apiculate, 60x73 mm, rotate, hyp 25x22 mm, moderately tuberculate, 65x68 mm, rotate, hyp 30x18 mm, moderately tuberculate, inner tepal 32x23.5 mm, broadly oblanceolate, outer tepals light green to light chartreuse (-tan) midstripe, the apices darker, margins pink, broad, inner tepals pink or pink with copper flush with yellow-orange or yellow-pink narrow midstripe, filaments yellow-light chartreuse or very light chartreuse basally, light yellow distal 7/8, anthers cream or light yellow, style white, stigma lobes dark green.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: Sheet 2 of 3.
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Record ID: ff0e6bca-23ad-4870-99c7-73e152b229d4
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Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 307882016-06-02
Catalog Number: DES00082766
GUID: ff0e6bca-23ad-4870-99c7-73e152b229d4
Latest Identification: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt

Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (ASU:Plants)
Wendy C. Hodgson 307882016-06-02
Catalog Number: ASU0306990
Latest Identification: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt

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