Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00049012
Occurrence ID (GUID): 62e3d442-f051-4486-b145-e86a5f7b7a6b
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   15525   
Date: 2002-08-24
Additional Collectors: Dixie Damrel, Dawn Goldman, Raul Puente
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pima, Coronado National Forest, along Arizona Trail north of FSR 165 and Ophir Wash (Gulch), south of California Gulch, foothills of Santa Rita Mountains.
31.769633  -110.77255
Verbatim Coordinates: 31° 46.178' N 110° 46.353' W
Elevation: 1646 meters Verbatim Elevation: 5400ft
Habitat: Oak-grassland on rocky ridgetop.
Associated Species: Quercus, Cylindropuntia spinosior, Juniperus, Opuntia chlorotica, Yucca madrensis, Acacia angustissima, Garrya, Dasylirion wheeleri, Agave palmeri, Evolvulus arizonicus, Mirabilis, Echinocereus rigidissimus, Nolina microcarpa, Arctostaphylos, Krameria lanceolata, Heliomeris longifolia var. annua, Fouquieria splendens.
Description: Plants frequent, rosette single, leaves green, inflorescence paniculate, not broad, down 1/3 - 1/2 of stalk, flowers with ovary green, neck, tube very pale cream-green, tepal lobes flushed with pink-magenta, tips brown-rugose, flowers erect, musky with nectar (9 am), inner tepal lobes with margins yellow, keel flushed with maroon, anthers yellow, pollen powerdy, style cream-white at base becoming flushed with maroon, stigma cream with maroon margins; flower measurements after Gentry (1982), in mm, anthesis: tl=53, o=24x8, n=5, tube=15(H) x 13.5(w), fil ins unequal, 7 & 7.5, 7 & 6.5, fil=47, tep lobes strong, erect and not wilting, clasping, 10x6.5(o), 9x4(l), sty=43, a=15; two other flowers measured were 76 and 74 mm long!
Reproductive Condition: flowers
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Record ID: 62e3d442-f051-4486-b145-e86a5f7b7a6b
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Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 155252002-08-24
Catalog Number: DES00049012
GUID: 62e3d442-f051-4486-b145-e86a5f7b7a6b
Latest Identification: Agave palmeri Engelm.

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