Garrett Herbarium, Natural History Museum of Utah
Catalog #: UT0000979
Occurrence ID (GUID): 3a1a7802-ede5-42af-841f-40b48c1305b7
Taxon: Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Tony Frates   213   
Date: 2009-09-17
Verbatim Date: 17 September 2009
Locality: USA, Utah, Salt Lake, Approximately 0.4 miles S of Tolcats Canyon, just outside Canyon Cove subdivision and about 76 meters N of the Heughs Canyon cul de sac, and about 50 meters E of paved edge of Wasatch Blvd.
40.6422  -111.79945  WGS84
Elevation: 1504 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4935 ft.
Habitat: Growing directly with Opuntia fragilis and somewhat upslope from #212, also with Sporobolus cryptandrus.
Description: Showing hybrid characteristica in having more rounded pads, fruits barrel shaped (yet spineless) and apparently dry wrinkled, and green-purple unlike regular Opuntia macrorhiza fruits which are purple in other nearby plants. This was the only hybrid plant observed.
Notes: Utah Native Plant Society
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Rights Holder: Natural History Museum of Utah
Record Id: 3a1a7802-ede5-42af-841f-40b48c1305b7
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