General Research Observations
Taxon: Opuntia laevis Coult.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Sue Carnahan   4312   
Date: 2020-06-06
Locality: United States, Arizona, Santa Cruz, Seasonal drainage upstream of "Dead Turtle Tank," 1.2 km NNW of Coal Mine Spring, Coal Mine Canyon watershed (AZGFD property).
31.53647  -110.89683  WGS84
Elevation: 1301 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 4270 ft
Habitat: Rock outcrop in shade of Quercus oblongifolia, along seasonal drainage.
Associated Species: Quercus oblongifolia, Erythrina flabelliformis, Dodonaea viscosa, Celtis pallida, Prosopis velutina, Gossypium thurberi, Fouquieria splendens, Eysenhardtia orthocarpa, Viguiera dentata var. lancifolia, Dasylirion wheeleri, Abutilon reventum, Setaria macrostachya, Aristida ternipes.
Description: Shrub, 1.5 m tall x 3 m wide; pads smooth, to 50 cm long x 30 cm wide, with few spines; flowers bright yellow.
Specimen Images
Record Id: 0afe222b-d3dd-47c4-8fd1-8be956963b71
Occurrence ID (GUID): 0afe222b-d3dd-47c4-8fd1-8be956963b71
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