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Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium
Catalog #: ASU0076600
Secondary Catalog #: 211401
Taxon: Echinocereus arizonicus subsp. arizonicus Rose in Orcutt
Family: Cactaceae
Determiner: Marc Baker (January 2008)
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Collector: Deborah Alongi   5   
Date: 1994-07-30
Additional Collectors: Allan D. Zimmerman
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pinal County, Between Superior and Miami, AZ; vicinity of Oak Flat; 1.7 miles road-miles north of US Highway 60; long 'Cerro Road' (gravel road to a conspicuous electrical power substation; then 100 meters or more east of the road; a few hundred meters northwest of the rim of Devil's Canyon; 3.5 air-miles WSW of the type locality; 1.5 air-miles due north (upstream) from the site of Alongi #4
33.329  -111.028 +-700m.
Verbatim Coordinates: TRS: T1S R13E S22
Elevation: 1311 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 4300ft
Habitat: Rounded boulders and ledges of brown granite or gneiss, including some huge 'balanced' rocks; rather dense chaparral on generally very barren gravel
Associated Species: Associated cacti (all rare here): Opuntia spinosior, O. engelmannii, O. phaeacantha, O. chlorotica, Mammillaria virdiflora; no purple-flowered species of Echinocereus found here; Vascular plants: Muhlenbergia emersleyi, Arctostaphylos pungens, Quercus turbinella, Quercus emoryi, Pellaea, Nolina microcarpa, Agave chrysantha, Heterotheca?, Comandra pallida, Dasylirion wheeleri, Bouteloua curtipendula, Trachypogon secundus, Eriodictyon, Carphochaaete, Pinus cembroides/edulis, Penstemon pseudospectabilis, and Penstemon barbatus.
Description: Uncommon; 0.8 in ADZ's path per man-hur of walking on census of 8 May 1994; about 15 individuals located during two field trips (total of about 7 man-hours of searching); individual plants of this collection received letter designations, 'A' through 'D'; this is a stem-tip from Alongi 5-A, an unusually large, rounded clump (ca. 65 x 85cm; ca. 85 healthy stems + 8 dying stems); this plant had a radius (longest stem) of 47cm; representative stems diameters at the level of flowers/fruits were 56 to 60mm; maximum (near-basal) stem diameters were 77 to 82mm; rib number is 9 to 10
Reproductive Condition: sterile
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Record Id: dd5aa341-acad-4ee6-ac70-f26f0f3cc23a
Occurrence ID (GUID): dd5aa341-acad-4ee6-ac70-f26f0f3cc23a
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Elizabeth Makings (
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