Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081153
Occurrence ID (GUID): 7be8b15e-0da0-4646-b6b2-1fea50d74749
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30583   
Date: 2015-08-08
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon, Adelheid Fisher
Locality: USA, Arizona, Gila County, Sierra Ancha Mountains, just north of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness Area, just south of PB Creek and west of Cherry Creek, across (west of) China Creek, along FSR 203 (Cherry Creek Road).
33.918978  -110.911257
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 508203E 3753176N
Elevation: 1301 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4268 ft
Habitat: Juniper-emory oak woodland, east-facing roadcut slope.
Associated Species: Juniperus, Juniperus deppeana, Quercus emoryi, Arctostaphylos, Opuntia phaeacantha, Opuntia engelmannii, Agave parryi, Agave cf. chrysantha, Acacia angustissima, Hilaria belangeri.
Description: Occasional, plant single, stalk 5-3/4 m tall, 48 mm in diameter at 1-3/4 m height, lateral branches 15, down 3/7 of stalk, ascending, longest less than 1/3 m long, ovary, neck, tube, tepal lobes chartreuse green, outer tepals not conspicuously brown-tipped, filaments chartreuse green with maroon flush, anthers yellow with maroon flush, style yellow with slight maroon flush; ovary not angled, tepal lobes tightly clasping; flower measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm: pre-anthesis, tl=45, o=21.5x7, n=2.75, tu=11(h) x 13(w), outer tep=11x7.5(base), 6.5(mid), inner tep=10x6(base), 4.5(mid), fil ins=5, 6.5, fil=42, a=19, sty=34; beginning anthesis, tl=45, o=22x7, n=2.3, tu=10(h) x 13(w), outer tep=11x7(base), 5(mid), inner tep=10x5(base), 3.75(mid), fil ins=5.5, 6, fil=42, a=16, sty=37.
Reproductive Condition: Flowers
Notes: Sheet 2 of 5. Photo.
Specimen Images
Record ID: 7be8b15e-0da0-4646-b6b2-1fea50d74749
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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