Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00080204
Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   29405   
Date: 2014-04-16
Additional Collectors: Ries Lindley
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pima County, Tortolita Mountains, lower Cochie Canyon.
32.486671  -111.121082
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 488624E 3594388N
Elevation: 811 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 2660 ft
Habitat: Arizona Upland Sonoran Desert, on flats.
Substrate: Granite.
Associated Species: Carnegiea gigantea, Prosopis velutina, Olneya tesota, Cercidium microphyllum, Opuntia engelmannii, Opuntia phaeacantha, Ambrosia deltoidea, Echinocereus engelmannii ssp. fasciculatus, Cylindropuntia fulgida var. fulgida, Fouquieria splendens, Lycium, Echinocereus engelmannii ssp. engelmannii, Encelia farinosa.
Description: Frequent sprawling/trailing prickly-pear up to 5 pads high, flowers 83(l) x 75(w) mm, these not fully opened: 66x60 mm, 72x68 mm, 67x65 mm, 70x71 mm, inner tepal 42x32 mm, broadly obovate, outer tepals light yellow with light green midstripe, flush of red basally, inner tepals light yellow with darker yellow midstripe flushed with red basally, filaments light chartreuse basally, cream distally, anthers whitish, style white, stigma lobes green.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Occurrence Remarks: Sheet 2 of 2. Photos.
Specimen Images
Record Id: 9dcf36fc-67dc-42fe-956b-c0840974d190
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9dcf36fc-67dc-42fe-956b-c0840974d190
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