Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00077313
Occurrence ID (GUID): 694e4e52-be20-4820-925a-b7e901109f03
Taxon: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis (L.D.Benson) D.J.Pinkava
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   28102   
Date: 2013-04-02
Locality: USA, Arizona, Maricopa County, North Mountain/Shaw Butte section of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. Northwest of visitor center, northeast flanks of Shaw Butte.
33.600858  -112.074816
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 400279E 3718419N
Elevation: 440 meters Verbatim Elevation: 1443 ft
Habitat: Sonoran Desert scrub.
Substrate: Basalt stony E-facing slope
Associated Species: Larrea tridentata, Parkinsonia microphylla, Echinocereus engelmannii, Carnegiea gigantea, Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis, Ambrosia deltoidea, Pectocarya, Ferocactus cylindraceus, Plantago ovata.
Description: Occasional, 1-1/5 m tall x 2-1/2 m wide, branched from base, flowers 50(l)x50(w) mm, 52x50 mm, 50x56 mm, 50x43 mm, 50x51 mm, 50x41 mm, inner tepal 28x15.5 mm, obovate, outer perianth reddish-muave center and apices, light cream-yellow margin, inner tepal light cream with red-muave narrow midstripe, filaments light lime basally, becoming dark maroon-red distal upper 5/6, style white, stigma lobes lime green, 2 flowers without styles. Sheet 1 of 2.
Notes: Central Arizona Conservation Alliance and Plant Atlas Project of Arizona
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Record ID: 694e4e52-be20-4820-925a-b7e901109f03
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