Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00079131
Taxon: cf. Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30423   
Date: 2015-06-04
Additional Collectors: Carrie Cannon, Melissa McMaster, Alicia "Tiny" Cesspooch
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, Deer Creek, below where trail crosses creek but above the Tapeats narrows, west side of creek.
36.397609  -112.505362  WGS 84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 365005E 4029103N
Elevation: 715 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 2346 ft
Habitat: Desert scrub/riparian.
Associated Species: Acacia greggii, Bromus rubens, Opuntia engelmannii, Yucca baccata, Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia, Populus fremontii, Salix exigua, Erigeron divergens.
Description: Locally common, plants relatively erect, 3/4 m tall x 1-1/3 m wide, other plants taller than this, pads fat, dark green, shiny, no wrinkles, fruits green, purple-maroon at very edge of apices, somewhat tuberculate, 42(l)x25(w) mm, 52x22 mm, 50x24 mm, 50x24 mm, 49x30 mm, 36x27 mm, 41x24 mm, 40x25 mm, 54x26 mm, 52x24 mm.
Reproductive Condition: fruit
Occurrence Remarks: Possibly a new taxon. Photos.
Specimen Images
Record Id: 789fc3da-0d33-4488-89d7-0c2eb28d6d9b
Occurrence ID (GUID): 789fc3da-0d33-4488-89d7-0c2eb28d6d9b
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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