Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00051270
Occurrence ID (GUID): 4b312fdd-65a2-4d31-9cfc-c78dd88bc39d
Taxon: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) F.M. Knuth
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Joni Ward      
Date: 2003-04-22
Additional Collectors: Rosemary Trelease
Locality: USA, Arizona, Maricopa County, Maricopa County: Grown in cultivation at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, N 33 deg 27' 33'', W 111 deg 56' 35'', 1200 ft., 366 m: accession number 1992 1268 0101; found during bed inventory, no data, from a cultivated plant not of known wild origin; originally accessioned as Cylindropuntia sp.
33.459167  -111.943056
Verbatim Coordinates: 33d 27m 33s N; 111d 56m 35s W
Elevation: 365 meters Verbatim Elevation: 1200ft.
Description: Plant height 0.5 m, width 1.5 m; flower diameter 31-43 mm, length 51-73 mm, outer perianth yellow with rose tips, inner perianth golden yellow; stigma lobe number 5, color pale yellow; style color maroon; stem color green; newer spines golden with sheaths, older spines gray, 1 spine longer than others; fruit gray, dry with spines, diameter 10-13 mm, length 15-29 mm; seed color tan or light brown.
Reproductive Condition: flowers & fruit
Notes: Cultivated or Captive
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Record ID: 4b312fdd-65a2-4d31-9cfc-c78dd88bc39d
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