Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00077534
Occurrence ID (GUID): b82eab56-801e-4a25-811b-2cbbced1b55a
Taxon: Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigelow
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Cactaceae
Determiner: Wendy C. Hodgson
Collector: Rosemary Trelease      
Date: 2011-04-05
Additional Collectors: Nancy Foisy, Gay Christensen-Dean
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino, Grown in cultivation at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, N 33 deg 27' 33'', W 111 deg 56' 35'', 1200 ft., 366 m: accession number 1993-0799-01-3; originally received as a pad collected by Wendy C. Hodgson s. n. 2 July 1993 from Arizona, Coconino County, Near Lee's Ferry & Navajo Bridge, 1.3 miles north of SR 89 in the vicinity of the given coordinates as determined by google earth. Collector's notes: associated species-Eriogonum, Ephedra, Gutierrezia, Atriplex confertifolia-very little vegetation; plant description-Appears intermediate between good Opuntia basilaris and prickly pear ("basilaris") in the inner gorge of the Grand Canyon; habitat notes-Shale from Vermillion Cliffs and surrounding formations.
36.832733  -111.64051
Elevation: 1054 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 3458ft
Description: Plant height 10 inches; older pads gray-green, newer pads are yellow-green, no spines, tufts of glochids, 9 rows of areoles ca 1 cm apart; dry fruit collected 5 February 2013, color gray, diameter 10 mm, length 11 mm, sterile; flowers collected in the morning and in the afternoon, diameter 51-60 mm, length 73-91 mm, outer perianth light magenta with a yellow-green mid-stripe, inner perianth light magenta or hot pink, additional flowers collected in April 2013; stigma lobe number 5-7, cream or white; style pale magenta; filaments red or magenta.
Reproductive Condition: Flowers.
Notes: Cactus Voucher Project. Sheet I/II has the flowers and Sheet II/II has the pad.
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Record Id: b82eab56-801e-4a25-811b-2cbbced1b55a
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