Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00079137
Taxon: cf. Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30409   
Date: 2015-06-02
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, near boat launch below (south of) Phantom Ranch, between the two suspension bridges near archaeological site in delta along Colorado River, river right.
36.100276  -112.091484  WGS 84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 401750E 3995622N
Elevation: 791 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 2594 ft
Habitat: Desert scrub, bouldery, cryptogamic soil on flats above river.
Substrate: Alluvium.
Associated Species: Encelia farinosa, Prosopis glandulosa, Acacia greggii, Bebbia juncea, Mammillaria grahamii, Adenophylla porophylloides, Aristida.
Description: Common, plant 1 m high x 3 m wide, 8 pads high; red, dried up and wrinkly fruit 41(l)x21(w) mm, 29x14 mm, maroon fruit 37x21 mm, red-maroon fruit 42x21 mm, 50x25 mm, 35x21 mm, clavate, immature green fruit 39x23 mm, 50x22 mm, 42x24 mm, clavate.
Occurrence Remarks: Sheet 2 of 2; possibly a new taxon, very erect with round, fat pads. Photos only.
Specimen Images
Record Id: 9e70ecca-0a7d-44c0-9936-24b4d6204020
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9e70ecca-0a7d-44c0-9936-24b4d6204020
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