Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081107
Occurrence ID (GUID): 156a5549-a4ac-4828-8d17-4803a0eeb954
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30572   
Date: 2015-07-26
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon
Locality: USA, Arizona, Graham County, Along Klondyke Road on lower bajadas of south flanks of Santa Theresa Mountains, south of Cottonwood Canyon, north side of road.
32.823452  -110.170206  WGS 84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 577671E 3632020N
Elevation: 1473 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4832 ft
Habitat: Scrub oak-high desert, near small drainage.
Substrate: Decomposed granite.
Associated Species: Quercus turbinella, Quercus emoryi, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Mimosa aculeaticarpa var. biuncifera, Nolina microcarpa, Yucca baccata, Agave cf. palmeri, Opuntia phaeacantha(?), Rhus trilobata var. anisophylla, Penstemon linarioides.
Description: Occasional, yellow-flowered form not uncommon in area, single, leaves green, flower stalk 6 m tall, 72 mm in diameter at eye level, lateral branches 19, lower few perpendicular to stalk, upper ascending, largest branch ca 1/3 m long, ovary light chartreuse-cream, neck light chartreuse cream-yellow, tube light cream-yellow (-light chartreuse), tepal lobes yellow, the outer lobes with brown tip, filaments, anthers, style yellow; lobes moderately clasping, tube, neck angled, ovary moderately so; measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm, beginning anther dehiscence: tl=56, o=27x8, n=4.5, tu=13(l) x 12(w), outer tepal=11x6.5(base), 4.5(mid), inner tepal=10x5(base), 3.8(mid), fil ins=7,9, fil=43, a=17, sty=38; tl=56, o=26x8.5, n=5.5, tu=16(l) x 12(w), outer tepal=10x6.5(base), 5(mid), inner tepal=9x5.5(base), 4(mid), fil ins=7.5, 8.5, fil=39, a=20, sty=34.
Reproductive Condition: Flowers
Notes: Sheet 3 of 4.
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Record ID: 156a5549-a4ac-4828-8d17-4803a0eeb954
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