Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00064697
Occurrence ID (GUID): 4b53e2bc-ff17-4929-858e-7f9253474378
Taxon: Opuntia engelmannii x phaeacantha
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: R. Puente   1517   
Date: 1999-04-12
Additional Collectors: A. Puente-Reinhardt
Locality: USA, Arizona, Pima, Rincon Mountains about 2.5 mi NW of Old Spanish Rd. and Colossal Cave Rd. junction.
32.066667  -110.641667
Verbatim Coordinates: 32° 4' N 110° 38' 30'' W
Elevation: 1050 meters (3444ft)
Habitat: Upper Sonoran desert scrub on granitic substrate.
Associated Species: Carnegia gigantea, Cercidium floridum, Cercidium microphyllum, Prosopis juliflora, Opuntia engelmannii, Opuntia phaeacantha, Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, Cylindropuntia arbuscula, Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa, Cylindropuntia versicolor, Lycium spp, Larrea tridentata, Asclepias subulata
Description: Shrub to 0.60m tall; spines white with dark base; flowers yellow, filaments whitish; anthers yellow. Tepals yellow with red blush as base. Rare. Intermediate between putative parents.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: photos
Specimen Images
Record ID: 4b53e2bc-ff17-4929-858e-7f9253474378
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