Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081176
Occurrence ID (GUID): dabfea76-c50f-479d-a90c-4f02956e5998
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30590   
Date: 2015-08-08
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon, Adelheid Fisher
Locality: USA, Arizona, Gila County, Sierra Ancha Mountains, Sierra Ancha Wilderness Area, along pack trail ca 1/3 mile west of FSR 203 (Cherry Creek Road).
33.90073  -110.90802
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 508504E 3751153N
Elevation: 1335 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4380 ft
Habitat: Juniper-emory oak woodland, southeast-facing rocky slope.
Associated Species: Juniperus, Juniperus deppeana, Quercus emoryi, Quercus turbinella, Pinus edulis, Arctostaphylos, Opuntia phaeacantha, Opuntia engelmannii, Agave parryi, Agave cf. chrysantha, Acacia angustissima, Hilaria belangeri.
Description: Locally frequent, plant cloning, with large packrat nest, stalk ca 8-3/4 m tall, 51 mm in diameter at 1-3/4 m high, lateral branches ca 18, down 2/5 of stalk, perpendicular-ascending, longest branch ca 30 cm long; ovary, neck chartreuse green, tube lighter chartreuse-green, tepal lobes, filaments, style cream-yellow/light chartreuse, outer tepals brown-tipped, anthers yellow; ovary not angled, tepal lobes somewhat clasping, very erect; flower measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm, beginning anthesis: tl=50, o=24x8, n=3, tu=17x11, outer tep=9x7(base), 5(mid), inner tep=8x6(base), 5(mid), fil ins=8, 7.5, fil=43, a=16, sty=48; tl=49, o=22x7, n=2, tu=17(h) x 10(w), outer tep=9x6(base), 4.75(mid), inner tep=7.5x5.5(base), 5(mid), fil ins=9, 8, fil=40, a=17, sty=50.
Notes: Sheet 1 of 4. Photos.
Specimen Images
Record ID: dabfea76-c50f-479d-a90c-4f02956e5998
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Current Record
Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 305902015-08-08
Catalog Number: DES00081176
GUID: dabfea76-c50f-479d-a90c-4f02956e5998
Latest Identification: Agave palmeri Engelm.

Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 305902015-08-08
Catalog Number: DES00081179
Latest Identification: Agave palmeri Engelm.

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