Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00078481
Taxon: cf. Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   29524   
Date: 2014-05-16
Additional Collectors: Carrie Cannon
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, Granite Narrows, south side of Colorado River (river left) and across from Deer Creek.
36.387684  -112.508236
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 364730E 4028006N
Elevation: 593 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 1946 ft
Habitat: Desert scrub, northeast-facing rocky slope.
Substrate: Vishnu Schist-Zoraster Granite.
Associated Species: Aristida purpurea, Bromus rubens, Senegalia greggii, Porophyllum gracile, Ephedra, Echinocereus engelmannii, Echinocereus coccineus, Gutierrezia sarothrae.
Description: Locally frequent, sprawling-ascending, 7-8 pads high, fruits 50(l)x22(w) mm, green, 53x22 mm, green, 50x21 mm, green, 57x30 mm, green, maroon distally, 56x27 mm, green, maroon distally, 45x25 mm, green, maroon distally, all fruits quickly tapered at base.
Occurrence Remarks: Possibly a new taxon, very erect with round, fat pads. Sheet II / II. Photos only.
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Record Id: d0bcea92-f3c0-4272-be28-2f9c8859a179
Occurrence ID (GUID): d0bcea92-f3c0-4272-be28-2f9c8859a179
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Current Record
Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 295242014-05-16
Catalog Number: DES00078481
GUID: d0bcea92-f3c0-4272-be28-2f9c8859a179
Latest Identification: Opuntia phaeacantha

Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Wendy C. Hodgson 295242014-05-16
Catalog Number: DES00078482
Latest Identification: Opuntia phaeacantha

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