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Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium
Catalog #: ASU0099415
Taxon: Cylindropuntia alcahes var. alcahes (F.A.C. Weber) F.M. Knuth
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Marc Baker   8780   
Date: 1992-03-09
Additional Collectors: Bob Johnson
Locality: Mexico, Baja California, Valle San Rafael; 14.7 road miles NW of El Progreso.
28.46667  -113.1667
Verbatim Coordinates: 28d 28m N, 113d 10m W
Elevation: 200 meters (656ft)
Habitat: Flats of granitic sand.
Associated Species: Solanum hindsianum, Jatropha cinerea, Opuntia molesta, Pachycereus pringlei, Larrea tridentata, Hymenoclea salsola, Viscainoa peniculata, Bursera microphylla, Cercidium microphyllum, Acacia, Ferocactus, Hyptis emoryi
Description: Densely-branched shrub 2 m tall, 2.3 m broad with 4 main trunks ca. 6 cm in diameter; ultimate stem segments pale gray- green to yellow-green, glaucous, ca. whorled, moderately easily detached; tepals very pale yellow-green, suffused with red-purple outside; filaments yellow-green; style pale yellow-green; stigma cream-white; fruit as stems in texture and color, chaining to 2.
Occurrence Remarks: Cultivated plant at Desert Botanical Garden from cutting. DBG Accession # 1993 0603 0101
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Record Id: 3cb6570c-65f1-4281-9c97-ba346390f898
Occurrence ID (GUID): 3cb6570c-65f1-4281-9c97-ba346390f898
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Current Record
Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (ASU:Plants)
Marc Baker 87801992-03-09
Catalog Number: ASU0099415
GUID: 3cb6570c-65f1-4281-9c97-ba346390f898
Latest Identification: Cylindropuntia alcahes var. alcahes

Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (ASU:Plants)
Marc A. Baker 87801992-03-09
Catalog Number: ASU0054508
Latest Identification: Cylindropuntia alcahes subsp. alcahes
Identified by: Jon P. Rebman1995

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