General Research Observations
Occurrence ID (GUID): 615b06a7-e748-4295-8eca-c433cf519fa7
Taxon: Erysimum capitatum (Douglas ex Hook.) Greene
Family: Brassicaceae
Determiner: Stephen Hale (2018-02-26)
Collector: Stephen Hale   5466   
Date: 2017-08-01
Additional Collectors: Maria, Gene, and Kayleen Hale
Locality: USA, Arizona, Greenlee, SR 78, Coal Creek Campground, Big Lue Mountains, Apache National Forest.
33.103678  -109.061449
Elevation: 1734 meters Verbatim Elevation: 5688 feet
Habitat: Mountainous pine/oak woodland.
Substrate: Stony soil.
Associated Species: Juniperus deppeana, Juglans major, Cylindropuntia spinosior, Quercus emoryi.
Description: 3 - 5 dm erect annual herb.
Notes: E capitatum and E. asperum appear to be very similar. The former has yellow to coppery flowers, while the latter has yellow flowers, other characteristics seem to overlap considerably. Photos of the flowers, show that the petals of E. capitatum have rounded ends while petals of E. asperum tend to narrow slightly distally. These specimens have yellow flowers and my photos show generally rounded petals.
Specimen Images
Author: Stephen Hale
Record ID: 615b06a7-e748-4295-8eca-c433cf519fa7
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