Occurrence ID (GUID):
Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm.
Tony Frates 213
Verbatim Date: 17 September 2009
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
Growing directly with Opuntia fragilis and somewhat upslope from #212, also with Sporobolus cryptandrus.
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.
Utah Native Plant Society
Rights Holder: Natural History Museum of Utah
Record Id: 3a1a7802-ede5-42af-841f-40b48c1305b7