Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081435
Occurrence ID (GUID): bdfc8ed8-4869-431b-b72b-a776431f6fca
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   23261   
Date: 2008-08-06
Additional Collectors: Glenn Rink, Susan and Bill Ahearn
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, overlooking Modred Abyss and Shinumo Amphitheatre, east of Lancelot Point.
36.307035  -112.240545
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 388625E 4018718N
Elevation: 2473 meters Verbatim Elevation: 8114 ft
Habitat: Quercus gambelii - Purshia stansburiana open woodland.
Substrate: Kaibab limestone.
Associated Species: Quercus gambelii, Purshia stansburiana, Berberis repens, Robinia neomexicana, Yucca baccata, Chrysopsis villosa, Solidago, Comandra umbellata subsp. pallida, Elymus elymoides, Symphoricarpos, Swertia radiata, Amelanchier utahensis, Cirsium, Penstemon bridgesii, Penstemon linarioides, Echinocereus coccineus.
Description: Large clump ca 2/3 m across, 2 pads high, fruits green, becoming maroon towards apices.
Reproductive Condition: fruit
Notes: photos
Specimen Images
Record ID: bdfc8ed8-4869-431b-b72b-a776431f6fca
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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