Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00082798
Occurrence ID (GUID): 15e0f2ca-0d46-48b8-be36-00d6a5c1d086
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30783   
Date: 2016-06-02
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, House Rock Valley, along House Rock Valley Road (Road 1065).
36.786339  -112.065464
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 404933E 4071700N
Elevation: 1691 meters Verbatim Elevation: 5549 ft
Habitat: Overgrazed gentle rolls dissected by shallow drainages, roadside.
Substrate: Sandy/loamy limestone.
Associated Species: Bouteloua gracilis, Artemisia bigelovii, Juniperus osteosperma, Coryphantha vivipara, Salsola spp., Leucene ericoides, Chorispora tenella, Gutierreza sarothrae, Stephanomeria exigua, Sphaeralcea, Opuntia cf. pinkavae X Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea, Opuntia cf. phaeacantha X Opuntia polyacantha.
Description: Occasional, local, ca 1 m high x 1-1/4 m wide, 3 pads high, trailing, 10 am: flowers 60(l) x 77(w) mm, hypanthium (hyp) 25x19 mm, smooth, 65x80 mm with hyp 34x24 mm, 66x81 mm, 68x75 mm, 62x87 mm, hyp 33x20 mm, inner tepal 40x27 mm, broadly oblanceolate, notched at apices, outer tepals light yellow with narrow light green midstripe, red/maroon distal middle, light yellow broad marings, inner tepals glossy yellow with slight red flush basally within, filaments light chartreuse basally becoming cream-white distal 2/3, anthers light yellow-cream, style white, stigma lobes green; additional flowers 3, 6 June 2016 1:30 pm: 58x94 mm, with hip 22x19 mm and slightly tuberculate, rotate, 72x95 mm, 65x80 mm, 63x88 mm with hyp 25x20 mm, flowers all rotate, 65x65 mm, not fully opened with hyp 23x18 mm, smooth, inner teal 30x23 mm, 42x29 mm, 38x22 mm, broadly oblanceolate, notched or apiculate, outer tepals light yellow (-green) with light green narrow midstripe expanding to dark maroon mid distal 1/2 and apices, inner tepals light yellow to yellow, filaments very light chartreuse basally to light cream-chartreuse or cream distal 1/2 to 3/4, anthers cream or light yellow, style white, stigma lobes green.
Reproductive Condition: Flowers
Notes: Possible introgression with Opuntia phaeacantha; sheet 1 of 3. Photo.
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Record ID: 15e0f2ca-0d46-48b8-be36-00d6a5c1d086
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