Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium
Catalog #: ASU0051905
Occurrence ID (GUID): f86a51e5-bd57-4616-87be-95983a31aaec
Secondary Catalog #: 238480
Taxon: Cylindropuntia spinosior (Engelm.) Knuth
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: R. Puente   1493   
Date: 2000-04-16
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pinal County, Casa grande, 6 mi SW of town, along peters rd. about 600 yards from crossing with Montgomery rd.
32.8625  -111.833
Verbatim Coordinates: DMS: 32d 51m 45s n; 111d 50m 0s w
Elevation: 427 meters Verbatim Elevation: 1400ft
Habitat: Desert flats, silty soils in abandoned agricultural land, disturbed flooding plains.
Associated Species: Larrea Tridentata, Lycium sp, Ambrosia deltoidea, Castella emoryi.
Description: Trees to 2.5 m tall, trunk branched, 8-12 cm in diameter, spiny; stem segments cylindrical tuberculated, whorled; spines redish gray. Flowers magenta at anthesis, pericarpel tuberculated, dark green, areoles with thin, long, white spines; leaves redish. Fruits tuberculated, yelllow, fleshy, non proliferating; seeds tan colored ca. 4 mm in diameter, smooth.
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Record ID: f86a51e5-bd57-4616-87be-95983a31aaec
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Current Record
Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium (ASU:Plants)
R. Puente 14932000-04-16
Catalog Number: ASU0051905
GUID: f86a51e5-bd57-4616-87be-95983a31aaec
Latest Identification: Cylindropuntia spinosior (Engelm.) Knuth

Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
R. Puente 14932000-04-16
Catalog Number: DES00058542
Latest Identification: Cylindropuntia x kelvinensis (V. Grant & K.A. Grant) P.V. Heath
Identified by: Dr. Donald J. Pinkava25 February 2011

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