Cylindropuntia alcahes var. alcahes F. A. C. Weber
Nancy Foisy, Gay Christensen-Dean
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 2009 0064 0101; originally received as a plant collected by Marc Baker 12173, 5 February 1996, with Robert Johnson, from Mexico, Baja California Sur, just west of Santa Maria Wash, ca 22k N of San Ignacio San Ignacio; 27.4167 deg N, 112.8042 deg. W, elevation 300 m, 980 ft.; collectors notes: flats of basalt cobbles, locally abundant shrub to 2 m tall, as broad; trunk 6 dm dia; primary branches spreading-ascending; secondary branches divaricate, brown-purple in this individual; ultimate branches not easily detached, except for the shortest; fruit broadly obovate, leathery, tuberculate; tepals yellow-green, glossy, tinged red-brown near apex and dorsally, especially on the outer ones, filaments yellow-green, style and stigma very pale yellow-green; associated plants-Ambrosia bryantii, Atriplex, Bursera microphylla, Cercidium microphyllum, Cylindropuntia molesta, Echinocereus, Ferocactus, Fouquieria diguetii, Jatropha cuneata, Lemaireocereus thruberi, Lophocereus schottii, Machaerocereus gummosus, and Pachycereus pringlei.
Single stemmed plant with multiple side branches, stems gray-green, slightly tuberculate; spines golden or gray with sheaths; flowers collected mid-morning to mid-day, flower diameter 34-44 mm, length 36-40 mm, outer perianth dark yellow-green or bright lime green with reddish-green midstripe, inner perianth dark yellow-green or bright lime green with darker green midstripe; stigma lobe number 6-7, color light yellow-green, pale green or light yellow; style pale green; filaments green; anthers yellow; fruit fleshy, tuberculate, yellow-green, diameter 18 mm, length 25 mm, seed tan.
Sheet II/II. Sheet I/II has the flowers and fruit and is DES 62963.
Cultivation Status: Cultivated
Record Id: c4e38252-5bc4-4db9-a911-d841ef4d8d59
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