University of New Mexico Herbarium
(UNM:Vascular Plants)
Catalog #: UNM0117486
Occurrence ID (GUID): 470d6a47-30b7-4dba-ae4e-00a508d532aa
Secondary Catalog #: 126115
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
Family: Cactaceae
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Collector: Legler, Ben   4736   
Date: 2007-06-21
Verbatim Date: 6/21/2007
Locality: United States, New Mexico, Colfax, Vermejo Park Ranch: on bluff 1.2 mi due E of old Koehler mining town; 14 air mi SW of Raton.
36.7394167  -104.5968889 +-6m.  WGS 84
Verbatim Coordinates: 36.7394167° N, 104.5968889° W
Elevation: 2055 meters Verbatim Elevation: 6743 ft
Description: Tepals yellow; pads in small clumps; frequent in open areas. Photographed.
Notes: Steep, south-facing sandstone bluff with fine scree, among woodland of Juniperus monosperma and Pinus edulis; dry soil.
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Record ID: 470d6a47-30b7-4dba-ae4e-00a508d532aa
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University of New Mexico Herbarium (UNM:Vascular Plants)
Legler, Ben 47362007-06-21
Catalog Number: UNM0117486
GUID: 470d6a47-30b7-4dba-ae4e-00a508d532aa
Latest Identification: Opuntia polyacantha Haw.

Rocky Mountain Herbarium (RM)
Ben Legler 47362007-06-21
Catalog Number: 901148
Latest Identification: Opuntia polyacantha var. polyacantha Haw.

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