Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00084011
Occurrence ID (GUID): 3cb6aea0-f6ef-49e7-83c2-4847f6b93026
Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   31432   
Date: 2017-07-03
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, just upstream from Phantom Creek and downstream from Kaibab Trail bridge, in creek delta near beach.
36.100192  -112.091694  NAD 83/WGS84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 401731E 3995613N
Elevation: 744 meters Verbatim Elevation: 2442 ft
Habitat: Desert scrub, riparian, in open.
Substrate: Sandy-cryptogamic soil.
Associated Species: Ephedra, Encelia farinosa, Bebbia juncea, Opuntia engelmannii, Acacia greggii, Bromus rubens, Aristida purpurea, Isocoma acradenia.
Description: Frequent, erect/sprawling plant ca 5 m wide, 5 pads high, fruits brick-red-maroon, juicy; this and other plants here, Tapeats Canyon, and Deer Creek Canyon appearing more erect than usual, with pads thick, round, blue-green glaucous.
Notes: Sheet 2 of 2; photos only.
Specimen Images
Record ID: 3cb6aea0-f6ef-49e7-83c2-4847f6b93026
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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