Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00078104
Occurrence ID (GUID): bd9ed615-9c7f-4d5b-8b90-7b6e205bb08e
Taxon: Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & Bigelow ex Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Type Status: Topotype
Collector: Bruce D. Parfitt   3581   
Date: 1987-04-10
Additional Collectors: Marc A. Baker
Locality: USA, California, San Bernardino, East of large wash south of Grotto Hills. 0.8 mile N of Lanfair then 1.4 miles west on Old Government Road (trail of the Whipple Expedition, 1853).
35.135193  -115.211989 +-969m.
Verbatim Coordinates: TRS: T12N R16E sec 12
Elevation: 1290 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4200 ft
Habitat: Forest of Yucca brevifolia with abundant Hilaria rigida.
Associated Species: Yucca brevifolia, Hilaria rigida
Description: Upper segments of some plants are short-, stout-spined as O erinacea but are long-spined as O. ursina below. Others in this population (6 m. away) are nearly typical O. ursina.
Notes: Sheet I/III.
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Record ID: bd9ed615-9c7f-4d5b-8b90-7b6e205bb08e
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