Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00079101
Taxon: Opuntia chlorotica Engelm. & Bigelow
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30317   
Date: 2015-04-29
Additional Collectors: Gary Bachman, Susan and Bill Ahearn, Thea Gavin, Steve Munroe, other GCFI participants
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, along Tonto Trail overlooking and just east of Slate Creek.
36.124299  -112.26661
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 386020E 3998478N
Elevation: 959 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 3147 ft
Habitat: Desert scrub, northeast-facing rocky slope.
Substrate: Muav Limestone overlying Bright Angel Shale.
Associated Species: Encelia resinifera, Coleogyne ramosissima, Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Eriogonum inflatum, Aristida purpurascens, Aloysia wrightii, Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis, Atriplex canescens, Echinocereus engemannii ssp. engelmannii.
Description: Ucommon, local, erect, 1-1/3 m high x 1-1/8 m wide, flower 80(l) x 58(w) mm, 72x60 mm, 70x55 mm, 80x70 mm, inner tepal 31x23 mm, broadly obovate, outer perianth light yellow with maroon-green midstripe, inner perianth light yellow, glossy, slight flush of red basally, filaments cream with slight chartreuse flush basally, anthers light cream, style white, stigma lobes green.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Specimen Images
Record Id: 57714ac5-cd2b-4ea7-aa93-d1205129453d
Occurrence ID (GUID): 57714ac5-cd2b-4ea7-aa93-d1205129453d
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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