Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00061298
Occurrence ID (GUID): 045c05c0-ec0e-4f85-91f3-224ecd365351
Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   22991   
Date: 2008-05-11
Additional Collectors: Daniela Roth, Roberta Motter, Liz Montague, Becky Jo Armstrong, Kathy Howe
Locality: USA, Utah, San Juan County, Dark Canyon Plateau, on top of shelf overlooking Fable Valley just to north of Gypsum Canyon.
37.947617  -109.997533
Verbatim Coordinates: 37d 56.857m N; 109d 59.852m W
Elevation: 1948 meters (6389ft)
Habitat: Pinon-Juniper, cryptogamic rocky-sandy soil
Associated Species: Pinus edulis, Juniperus, Cercocarpus intricatus, Linum lewisii, Bouteloua gracilis, Castilleja, Lesquerella, Lepidium fremontii, Townsendia, Yucca angustissima, Y. angustissima x Y. baccata, Echinocereus coccineus, Sclerocactus parviflorus, Opuntia phaeacantha.
Description: Local, occasional, low-growing, fruit fleshy, parasitized by insects that emerged a few days later.
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Record Id: 045c05c0-ec0e-4f85-91f3-224ecd365351
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