Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00083662
Occurrence ID (GUID): 1d5180e7-0fde-4e29-b7d1-5eebdcb395d4
Taxon: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa (Engelm. & Bigelow) F.M. Knuth
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   24716   
Date: 2010-04-09
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon
Locality: USA, Arizona, La Paz County, Gibralter Mountain Wilderness Area, north of Osborne Well and Osborne Well Road (HS 505).
34.131822  -114.071847
Verbatim Coordinates: 11S 770034E 3780646N
Elevation: 311 meters Verbatim Elevation: 1019 ft
Habitat: Lower Colorado River Valley subdivision, Sonoran Desert desert scrub, east-facing rocky slope.
Substrate: Basalt.
Associated Species: Larrea tridentata, Ambrosia dumosa, Cercidium microphyllum, Olneya tesota, Lycium, Echinocereus engelmannii var. engelmannii, Brassica tournefortii, Encelia farinosa, Krameria erecta, Eriogonum trichopes.
Description: Occasional shrub 1-1/3 to 1-1/2 m high x 1-1/4 m wide, much branched, flowers collected 9 and 16 April 2010 from DBG propagation: 52(l) x 30(w) mm, 55x30 mm (9 April 2010); 42 x 37 mm, 62x34 mm, 50x31 mm, 47x37 mm, 46x37 mm, 48x44 mm (15 April 2010); outer tepals light yellow (to dark cream) with maroon midstripe and apices, inner tepals light yellow (to cream-yellow), glossy, with light maroon apices, filaments dark maroon-rose (lighter at base), anthers yellow, style cream-white (-light yellow-cream), stigma lobes light chartreuse green (-cream-light green).
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: Sheet 3 of 4.
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Record ID: 1d5180e7-0fde-4e29-b7d1-5eebdcb395d4
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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