Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00043962
Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: M. Suhr      
Date: 1997-04-29
Additional Collectors: J. Ward, C. Johnson
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pima, Cultivated at Desert Botanical Garden, 33 deg 27'33'' N, 111 deg 56'35'' W, ca 1200 feet, accession number 1952 3657 0101, originally collected by Ellwood R. "Jim" Blakley, s.n., from Silver Bell Mountains, AZ.
32.41417  -111.49806 +-1807m.  WGS84
Description: Flower diameter 35-55mm, length 60-75 mm, stigma number 7-9, stigma green, outer perianth yellow with green center stripe tinged with pink, inner perianth bright yellow; lots of beetles inside. Fruit diameter 18-36 mm, length (17-) 35-48 mm; magenta when fleshy, beige when dry.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Occurrence Remarks: pad collected by J. Ward 4/29/1997; flower collected by Suhr, Ward and Johnson 4/29/1997 and 5/12/1998. Fruits collected 10/9/2001 by R. Trelease and N. Foisy
Cultivation Status: Cultivated
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Record Id: 9d286de4-c6ba-469b-a5b1-6e685732c554
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9d286de4-c6ba-469b-a5b1-6e685732c554
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