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Taxon:Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. thornberi (Thornber & Bonker) Backeb. Family: Cactaceae
Determiner: Donald J. Pinkava (2006)
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M. Suhr, C. Johnson
USA, Arizona, Maricopa County: Grown in cultivation at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, N 33 deg 27' 33'', W 111 deg 56' 35'', 1200 ft., 366 m: accession number 1950 2492 0101; originally received as a plant collected by W. Taylor Marshall, s. n., Arizona, San Carlos Lake; originally received as Opuntia spinosior, id to Opuntia acanthocarpa per Patrick Quirk, Cacti Horticulturalist, April 1992.
33.175135 -110.528355 +-3000m.
Flowers collected in the morning; diameter 35-45 mm, length 55-65 mm, outer perianth bronze-gold with green mid-stripes tinged with pink, inner perianth bronze-gold; stigma lobe number 7-8, yellow-green; anthers yellow; additional flowers collected on 7 May 1998; joints gray-green; spines gray and brownish-red; fruit collected by Rosemary Trelease and Nancy Foisy, 16 October 2001dry, beige-gray, diameter 15-20 mm, length 31-40 mm; spines on fruit 19 mm long; seeds very large and rough in texture, golden tan.
flowers & fruit
Additional material mounted on DES 50958; Cultivated or Captive