Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00074330
Occurrence ID (GUID): 38b2df7b-fd15-4c16-85ea-52be0d0ee6ba
Taxon: Agave deserti subsp. simplex Gentry
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   26947   
Date: 2012-06-20
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon, Ries Lindley
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pima County, Eastern end of the Waterman Mountains, Ironwood Forest National Monument
32.341495  -111.442819
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 458329E 3578375N
Elevation: 850 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 2790ft
Habitat: Sonoran Desert scrub, north-facing limestone 55 deg slope
Substrate: limestone
Associated Species: Fouquieria splendens, Cercidium microphyllum, Opuntia chlorotica, Lycium berlandieri, Larrea tridentata, Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa, Ferocactus cylindraceus, F. wislizenii, Galium stellatum, Astrolepis cochisensis, Selaginella, Parthenium incanum.
Description: Local, occasional, single, flower stalk 3.5 m, inflorescence with 13 branches; bracts from 4 feet up stalk; ovary, neck, tube light green, tepal lobes yellow, becoming darker towards apices, filaments light yellow-green, anthers yellow, style light yellow-green; flower measurements after Gentry (1982), during anthesis, in mm, tl=46, o=21x7, n=3, tu=8.2x14, fil ins=5, 6.2, fil=43, a=11.5, outer tepal 15.5x7(base), 5(mid), inner tepal 15x7(base), 5.5(mid), both erect, clasping filaments, sty=24.
Notes: Sheet 1 of 2. Photos.
Specimen Images
Record Id: 38b2df7b-fd15-4c16-85ea-52be0d0ee6ba
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