DES
Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00079175
Occurrence ID (GUID): b526e2d2-fc8e-40e6-b70b-8c6784f63de7
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30523   
Date: 09 July 2015
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon
Locality: USA, Arizona, Santa Cruz County, Mustang Mountains, north flanks, Rain Valley, just south of highway 82 and power line.
31.699317  -110.46785
Verbatim Coordinates: 31° 41.959' N 110° 28.071' W
Elevation: 1527 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 5010 ft
Habitat: Open overgrazed shrub-grassland dominated by Fouquieria splendens on north-facing gentle slope.
Substrate: Stony alluvium.
Associated Species: Fouquieria splendens, Aloysia wrightii, Sporobolus, Cylindropuntia spinosior, Prosopis velutina, Dasylirion wheeleri, Nolina microcarpa, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Solanum elaeagnifolium, Isocoma tenuisecta, Mortonia scabrella.
Description: Plants frequent, this one with huge cabeza, few plants in clone, leaves green with maroon flush distally, flower stalk ca 8 m tall, 88 mm in diameter at eye level, inflorescence broadly paniculate, with 27 lateral branches perpendicular to stalk, down 3/5 of stalk; flower with ovary, neck, tube light chartreuse green(-cream), outer lobes cream with slight maroon flush, with conspicuous very brown, roughened tip, inner tepals cream with slight maroon flush, filaments light yellow, anthers yellow, style cream-white; flowers thick, ovary somewhat angled, tepals clasping; measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm: tl=48, o=22x8.25, n=2, tu=10(h)x11.5(w), outer tep=11(l)x7.5(w, base), 5(mid), inner tep=12x6.5(w, base), 4(mid), fil ins=4, 4.7, fil=52, a=15, beginning dehiscence, sty=48; tl=49, o=22.5x8, n=3, tu=10(h)x15(w), outer tep=12(l)x7(w, base), 5(mid), inner tep=11x5(w, base), 3.75(mid), fil ins=5, fil=50, a=15, beginning dehiscence, sty=59.
Phenology: flowers
Notes: Sheet 4 of 4.
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Record Id: b526e2d2-fc8e-40e6-b70b-8c6784f63de7
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (asalywon@dbg.org)
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Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 3052309 July 2015
Catalog Number: DES00079175
GUID: b526e2d2-fc8e-40e6-b70b-8c6784f63de7
Latest Identification: Agave palmeri


Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 305232015-07-09
Catalog Number: DES00079174
Latest Identification: Agave palmeri

Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 305232015-07-09
Catalog Number: DES00079172
Latest Identification: Agave palmeri

Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 305232015-07-09
Catalog Number: DES00079173
Latest Identification: Agave palmeri

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