Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00086801
Occurrence ID (GUID): 82eb10c3-7cf7-466a-ab8a-a9fbdfce55d9
Taxon: Opuntia pottsii Salm-Dyck
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Lucas C. Majure   6910   
Date: 2017-09-03
Additional Collectors: Jean P. Solves
Locality: United States, Arizona, Santa Cruz County, Las Ciengas National Conservation Area, ca. 10 km NE of Sonoita, off of Rd. 900
31.711683  -110.590583
Verbatim Coordinates: 31°42.701' -110°35.435'
Elevation: 1410 meters (4625ft)
Habitat: Mesquite grassland surrounding wash and adjacent flat, silty-gravely openings where this species occurs
Associated Species: Atriplex elegans, Cylindropuntia spinosior, Pleuraphis, Prosopis velutina, Sporobolus, Yucca elata
Description: plants with large tuberous roots, erect shrubs with central stem to 15 cm tall, pads obrhomboid, 68-80 x 79-82 mm, primary stem diameter ca. 15 mm, tuberous root diameter 12-15 mm, fruit pinkish, clavate to barrel-shaped, 30-35 x 15-19 mm, 13 areoles per pericarpel
Reproductive Condition: fruit
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Record ID: 82eb10c3-7cf7-466a-ab8a-a9fbdfce55d9
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Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium (DES)
Lucas C. Majure 69102017-09-03
Catalog Number: DES00086801
GUID: 82eb10c3-7cf7-466a-ab8a-a9fbdfce55d9
Latest Identification: Opuntia pottsii Salm-Dyck

General Research Observations (SEINet)
Lucas C. Majure 69102017-09-03
Latest Identification: Opuntia pottsii Salm-Dyck

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