Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00082722
Occurrence ID (GUID): 32fa37ec-3d6f-45c5-b280-0c499bb1823a
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   18247   
Date: 2004-07-02
Locality: USA, Arizona, Santa Cruz County, Santa Rita Mountains, south end of Devil's Cash Box, 0.1 mile northeast of Mt. Hopkins visitor Center, along Mt. Hopkins road.
31.67753  -110.949918
Verbatim Coordinates: TRS: T20S R14E sec 19
Elevation: 1154 meters (3785ft)
Habitat: Sonoran Desert upland.
Substrate: limestone
Associated Species: Eysenhardtia, Cercidium floridum, Fouquieria splendens, Agave schottii, Aloysia wrightii, Opuntia phaeacantha, Notholaena, Jatropha cardiophylla, Bouteloua curtipendula, Erythrina flabelliformis, Lycium pallidum, Abutilon parishii.
Description: Grown in cultivation at Desert Botanical Garden, accession number 1991 0670 0102, originally collected 26 September 1991 by Liz Ecker 0070, Wendy Hodgson and Lynda Kozak; plant flowered in Garden 2 July 2004, single, leaves green-gray, bracts long-attenuate, stalk 11 m tall, 46 mm diam at eye level, peduncles 16, perpendicular to stalk, tepals on buds maroonish-pink, ovary, neck, tube light chartreuse, outer tepal lobes light cream-yellow becoming pink-maroon distally with rust brown fuzzy apices, inner tepal lobes light cream-light chartreuse, each with tuft of white fuzz within apices, each becoming brown with anthesis, filaments maroon light cream-light chartreuse, darker flecked distally, anthers light yellow, style rose-magenta, measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm: tl=54, o=26x8, n=3, tu=12x14, bulging, fil ins=6.5, 5, fil=48, a=10, outer tepal lobe 13x7(base), 4.5(mid), inner tepal lobe 12x4.5(base), 3.5(mid), erect-clasping, sty=45.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: From same population as Hodgson 6383; sheet 2 of 2.
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Record ID: 32fa37ec-3d6f-45c5-b280-0c499bb1823a
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