Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00083608
Occurrence ID (GUID): 640e6166-0d5d-4a60-968e-20b6ffc5a17f
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   31339   
Date: 2017-04-29
Additional Collectors: Steve Munroe, Sue and Bill Ahearn, Shelley Silbert, Gary Bachman
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino County, Grand Canyon National Park, along Tonto Trail east of junction with HermitTrail, west of Monument Creek, below Cope Butte.
36.08981  -112.200724  NAD 83/WGS84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 391902E 3994577N
Elevation: 964 meters Verbatim Elevation: 3164 ft
Habitat: Coleogyne-Encelia resinifera association.
Substrate: Tonto Platform.
Associated Species: Coleogyne ramosissima, Lycium andersonii, Thamnosma montana, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Salvia dorrii ssp. dorrii, Encelia resinifera subsp. resinifera, Hilaria jamesii, Opuntia basilaris var. longiareolata.
Description: Frequent, many plants in population with very long spines, flowers 80(l) x 85(w) mm, 90x100 mm, 100x84 mm, inner tepal 53x23 mm, broadly oblanceolate, erose apically, outer tepals olive-green midsection and base, rose-light olive green margins, inner tepals rose-pink, filaments red-orange, anthers cream, style white flushed with pink, stigma lobes dark green, 10.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: Sheet 2 of 2.
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Record ID: 640e6166-0d5d-4a60-968e-20b6ffc5a17f
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