Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081123
Occurrence ID (GUID): f8092b10-7331-42b0-b7dd-6666cab6c986
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30589   
Date: 2015-08-08
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon, Adelheid Fisher
Locality: USA, Arizona, Gila County, Sierra Ancha Mountains, Sierra Ancha Wilderness Area, along pack trail ca 1/3 mile west of FSR 203 (Cherry Creek Road).
33.900459  -110.908021
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 508504E 3751123N
Elevation: 1333 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4373 ft
Habitat: Juniper-emory oak woodland, southeast-facing rocky slope.
Associated Species: Juniperus, Juniperus deppeana, Quercus emoryi, Arctostaphylos, Opuntia phaeacantha, Opuntia engelmannii, Agave parryi, Agave cf. chrysantha, Acacia angustissima, Hilaria belangeri.
Description: Locally frequent, plant cloning, one offset with wide, thin leaves, stalk ca 7 m tall, lateral branches ca 21, down nearly 1/2 of stalk, perpendicular-ascending, longest ca 40 cm long, with hummers, some plants in population with all yellow flowers; ovary, neck, tube, tepal lobes very light chartreuse-cream, lobes and keels with maroon flush, outer tepals conspicuously brown-tipped, filaments, style cream with purple flush (green-white basally), anthers yellow; ovary not angled, tepal lobes erect and thickish, somewhat clasping, flowers plastic in touch; flower measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm, beginning anthesis: tl=59, o=30x8, n=3, tu=15x15, outer tep=14x9(base), 7(mid), inner tep=13.25x10(base), 6(mid), fil ins=8, 9, fil=47, a=16, sty=32; tl=59, o=29x8, n=3, tu=15.5(h) x 15(w), outer tep=13x9(base), 6.5(mid), inner tep=12x8(base), 5.5(mid), fil ins=9, 8.5, fil=45, a=16.5, sty=34.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: Sheet 5 of 6. Photos.
Specimen Images
Record ID: f8092b10-7331-42b0-b7dd-6666cab6c986
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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