Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00059032
Taxon: Cylindropuntia alcahes var. alcahes F. A. C. Weber
Family: Cactaceae
Determiner: Marc Baker
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Collector: Rosemary Trelease      
Date: 2005-04-19
Additional Collectors: Joni Ward
Locality: Mexico, Baja California Sur, 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 1993 0581 0101; originally received as a plant collected by Marc Baker 8706, 28 February 1992 from Mexico, Baja California Sur, along Mexico 1 approximately 1 K NW of Palo Verde Wash on the Mesa la Cantina; N 7 deg 17' 45'', W 113 deg 03' 30''; altitude 170 m; collector's notes: apparently cloning n=11; shrub 1 m tall, 1-2 m broad; originally received as Opuntia sp. ID confirmed as Cylindropuntia alcahes var. alcahes by Marc Baker.
27.295833  -113.058333
Verbatim Coordinates: 27d 17m 45s N; 113d 3m 30s W; 27° 17' 45'' N 113° 3' 30'' W
Elevation: 170 meters (558ft)
Description: Flower diameter 31-44 mm, length 38-42 mm, outer perianth reddish-brown with pale green midstripe or greenish-yellow with reddish-brown midstripe, inner perianth greenish-yellow with reddish-brown tips, reddish glochids on base of flowers, flowers collected early afternoon; stigma lobe number 4-5, color pale yellow-green, slight thigmotrophic response; joints gray-green with tubercules; spines white or light tan or golden brown; fleshy fruit yellow-green, diameter 21-27 mm, length 36-58 mm, slightly tuberculate; seeds tan, all fruit have at least one seed; dry fruit dark gray, diameter 13-17 mm, length 19-23 mm, seeds tan, all fruit have at least one seed; plant is dead.
Reproductive Condition: flowers & fruit
Occurrence Remarks: ; 11
Cultivation Status: Cultivated
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Record Id: 97f8479a-4dfd-4ada-9b44-75701d77eb03
Occurrence ID (GUID): 97f8479a-4dfd-4ada-9b44-75701d77eb03
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