Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00054520
Occurrence ID (GUID): 36a6c78b-39c3-4a71-a61c-e8e2b8273928
Taxon: Opuntia pottsii Salm-Dyck
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Joni Ward      
Date: 2004-04-26
Additional Collectors: Raul Puente
Locality: USA, Arizona, Cochise County, Maricopa County: Grown in cultivation at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, N 33 deg 27' 33'', W 111 deg 56' 35'', 1200 ft., 366 m: accession number 2004 0080 0101; originally received (through Dr. Pinkava) as a plant collected by Lyle McGill 7423, 31 March 2004, from Arizona, Cochise County, Wilcox, Santana Reyes property, 2601 N. Joe Hines Road, parcel #202-89-004, from I-10 exit 340, 1 mile west of Fort Grant Road, 1 3/8 miles north along Joe Hines Road on the west side; Collector's notes: Habitat desert with mesquite, Lycium, grasses; population salvaged from a building site to be cleared on an ancient lake bed, loam, clay, loam; voucher specimen completed before planting in propagation.
32.287909  -109.859684 +-2000m.
Description: Flower diameter 40-52 mm, length 50-80 mm, outer perianth yellow or gold with faint pink midstripe, inner perianth yellow or yellow-orange with reddish-orange midstripe and reddish-orange at base; stigma lobe number 7-9, cream or white; pads blue-green, broad to obovate with aereoles, length 5-9 cm, width 4-8 cm, branches erect; spines white aging to light brown, circular, base flat, some twisted, apex is amber, 0-4 spines per aereole; glochids light brown covering aereoles, length up to 7 mm; aereoles 1-1.5 cm apart; thigmotrophic positive.
Notes: Cultivated or Captive
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Record ID: 36a6c78b-39c3-4a71-a61c-e8e2b8273928
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