Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00060707
Occurrence ID (GUID): e5a78a20-6b96-4380-a151-b20924ce6d52
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   23074   
Date: 2008-05-28
Additional Collectors: Kate Watters
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Paria Canyon, downstream from Big Spring and upstream from Wrather Arch, 430824E, 4093852 N, NAD 83.
36.988257  -111.777341
Verbatim Coordinates: UTM: 4093852 430824 12S
Elevation: 1198 meters (3929ft)
Habitat: Navajo Sandstone, desert scrub
Associated Species: Echinocereus coccineus, E. engelmannii, Opuntia polyacantha erinacea, Ephedra, Yucca baileyi, Atriplex canescens, Isocoma acradenia, Celtis reticulata, Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia, Hesperostipa, Sporobolus cryptandrus.
Description: Frequent, low-growing, flower color in plant varying from dark pink to light yellow, salmon, these flowers 57(l)x80(w) mm, 53x65 mm, 60x55 mm, outer perianth pink with green-tan midstripe, inner perianth pink with darker (brown-green) midstripe, filaments rose-cream, anthers light yellow-cream, style white, stigma lobes green-olive.
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Record ID: e5a78a20-6b96-4380-a151-b20924ce6d52
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