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Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium
Catalog #: ASU0058407
Secondary Catalog #: 185177
Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: R. Spellenberg      
Date: 1987-04-25
Additional Collectors: R. Soreng, R. Corral, T. Lebgue
Locality: Mexico, Chihuahua, Mpio. de Ocampo. Parque Nacional de Cascada Basaseachic.
28.133681  -108.246649 +-5000m.
Elevation: 1800 meters (5904ft)
Habitat: More or less open, dry Pinus durangensis-Quercus hypoleucoides woods in barranca to west of falls. On dry slopes, S-facing, beneath cliff and on cliff.
Description: 3-4 pads per chain, up to 2.5 dm diameter, spines at right angles or descending at 45 degrees, yellowish at base, cream at tip.
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Record Id: 8d5c6035-86a0-434f-b66a-a96988bb7d45
Occurrence ID (GUID): 8d5c6035-86a0-434f-b66a-a96988bb7d45
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