General Research Observations
Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Sue Carnahan   4227   
Date: 2020-04-21
Locality: United States, Arizona, Santa Cruz, SE of Glove Mine, off Forest Service Rd 143 near intersection with FSR 4078, Santa Rita Mts; 1.5 km S of Devils Cash Box; Coronado Natl Forest.
31.6586  -110.94092  WGS84
Elevation: 1316 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 4318 ft
Habitat: Rocky, gravelly, S-facing slope with limestone outcrops.
Associated Species: Fouquieria splendens, Parkinsonia florida, Prosopis velutina, Dasylirion wheeleri, Calliandra eriophylla, Bahia absinthifolia, Baileya multiradiata, Aloysia wrightii, Dalea pogonathera, Dalea nana, Dalea neomexicana, Thymophylla pentachaeta var. belenidium, Heteropogon contortus, Tridens muticus, Panicum hallii, Eragrostis lehmanniana, Eragrostis echinochloidea.
Description: Sprawling/trailing shrub, locally common; flowers yellow with orange-pink base to tepals. Flowers collected.
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Record Id: bd626189-bc52-499f-97e8-edce729a3991
Occurrence ID (GUID): bd626189-bc52-499f-97e8-edce729a3991
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