Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00086748
Occurrence ID (GUID): f2348d4a-3409-416e-9f59-936a3bc7afbf
Taxon: Opuntia diploursina Stock, Hussey, & Beckstrom
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Lucas C. Majure   5686   
Date: 2015-05-11
Additional Collectors: Wendy Hodgson, Olwen Grace, Raul Puente
Locality: United States, Arizona, Mohave, Lake Mead Recreation Area, off of Pierce Ferry Rd., vicinity of Meadview
36.00626  -114.08638
Elevation: 951 meters (3119ft)
Habitat: in degraded granitic soils along the SW slope of Lake Mead
Associated Species: Ambrosia dumosa, Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa, C. echinocarpa, C. ramosissima, Eriogonum inflatum, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Krameria erecta, Larrea tridentata, Yucca jageriana, Y. schidigera
Description: erect shrub 50–60 cm tall, 4-5 pads high, older spines turning white & curling, younger spines yellowish; plants with nearly mature fruit (perianth persistent), fruit 3.1-3.6 x 1.4-1.5 cm; flowered in cultivation at Desert Botanical Garden 26-29 March 2016, pericarpel 40-43 x 20-23 mm, tepals pale peach-yellow, 40-47 x 35-36 mm, rhomboid, style 25-27 mm, stigma lobes dark green, 6; common in the area
Reproductive Condition: Flowers
Notes: Photos.
Specimen Images
Record ID: f2348d4a-3409-416e-9f59-936a3bc7afbf
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Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Lucas C. Majure 56862015-05-11
Catalog Number: DES00086748
GUID: f2348d4a-3409-416e-9f59-936a3bc7afbf
Latest Identification: Opuntia diploursina Stock, Hussey, & Beckstrom

General Research Observations (SEINet)
Lucas C. Majure 56862015-05-11
Latest Identification: Opuntia diploursina Stock, Hussey, & Beckstrom

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