Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00076555
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9aeeef9f-a08a-44a5-8cad-706bca7fb0ec
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. nicholii (L.D.Benson) B.D.Parfitt
Family: Cactaceae
Determiner: Wendy C. Hodgson and Amy Prince (2017-03-13)
ID References: Intermountain Flora
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Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   28401   
Date: 2013-05-09
Additional Collectors: Vera Markgraf, Paul Bindel, Kathy Hilton
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument/Wilderness Area, southwest of Fisher Spring.
36.866231  -111.639533
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 442997E 4080224N
Elevation: 1234 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4050 ft
Habitat: Great Basin desert scrub, sandy east-south-east slope.
Substrate: Sandstone
Associated Species: Sphaeralcea rusbyi/grossulariifolia, Achnatherum hymenoides, Artemisia filifolia, Psorothamnus fremontii, Ephedra, Malacothrix glabrata, Vanclevea stylosa, Chaenactis stevioides, Abronia elliptica, Psoralidium junceum.
Description: Locally common, low-growing, flowers 74(l)x54(w) mm, 82x56 mm, 82x59 mm, 77x60 mm, 75x55 mm, 78x57 mm, 80x73 mm, 79x65 mm, 74x54 mm, outer perianth olive green midstripe, margins light green-olive rose, inner perianth rose-pink, glossy, filaments red rose, anthers light green, style white, stigma lobes dark green, inner tepal 40x34 mm, obovate.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: Sheet I of II. Photo.
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Record ID: 9aeeef9f-a08a-44a5-8cad-706bca7fb0ec
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