Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00042255
Occurrence ID (GUID): 0e70d134-4d91-4564-969c-07fe5f621ca8
Taxon: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. major (Engelm.) Pinkava
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Clinehan      
Date: 1995-04-16
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pima County, 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 1953 3825 1401 originally collected by Mr. Supernaught s. n., from Arizona, Organ Pipe National Monument, Pima County. Originally received as Opuntia sp., name changed per Wendy Hodgson to Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. major, November 1998, name confirmed by Dr. Donald Pinkava, ASU, February 1999.
32.04024  -112.79526 +-17375m.  WGS84
Description: Flower diameter 30-45 mm, length 42-55 mm, stigma number 3-5, stigma color yellow, outer perianth color pink or pumpkin, inner perianth color pumpkin with red mid strip; filament color green; bees visiting flowers, flowers collected mid-morning; Joints collected by Joni Ward, 14 November 1995; spines on joints reddish-brown or gold; fruits collected by Rosemary Trelease and Nancy Foisy, 30 October 2001, fruit dry at maturity, diameter 13-19 mm, length 15-22 mm, gray-beige or light charcoal, many clusters of spines on fruit, spines 17 mm and longer, golden-yellow with red tinge; seeds light brown.
Reproductive Condition: flowers & fruit
Notes: Cultivated or Captive
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Record ID: 0e70d134-4d91-4564-969c-07fe5f621ca8
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