Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00079144
Occurrence ID (GUID): 28bbf0ce-eeda-4022-803c-b4c4e59606b4
Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30410   
Date: 2015-06-02
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, near boat launch below (south of) Phantom Ranch, between the two suspension bridges near archaeological site in delta along Colorado River, river right.
36.100276  -112.091484  WGS 84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 401750E 3995622N
Elevation: 791 meters Verbatim Elevation: 2594 ft
Habitat: Desert scrub, bouldery, cryptogamic soil on flats above river.
Substrate: Alluvium.
Associated Species: Encelia farinosa, Prosopis glandulosa, Acacia greggii, Bebbia juncea, Mammillaria grahamii, Isocoma acradenia, Pluchea sericea, Opuntia cf. engelmanniim, Adenophylla porophylloides, Aristida.
Description: Common, large, fairly erect plant ca 7/8 m tall x 3 m wide, pads roundish, fat; fruits green, brick red, red-maroon, slightly tuberculate especially at apices, green and maroon (at apices) fruits 48(l)x24(l) mm, 40x23 mm, 45x22 mm, 43x23 mm, 52x25 mm, 40x22 mm, 52x21 mm, 52x21 mm, brick red fruits (dry, wrinkled) 24x14 mm, 35x15 mm, 40x14 mm, 50x18 mm, red-maroon fruit 34x19 mm, 41x18 mm.
Reproductive Condition: fruit
Notes: Sheet 1 of 2; possibly a new taxon.
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Record ID: 28bbf0ce-eeda-4022-803c-b4c4e59606b4
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