Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00050537
Occurrence ID (GUID): 0bd2fdb8-4f24-4176-92b3-7f920d7afc58
Taxon: Opuntia macrorhiza Engelm.
Family: Cactaceae
Determiner: Joni Ward
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Collector: Joni Ward      
Date: 2002-09-17
Locality: USA, Arizona, Yavapai 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 1990 0251 0103; originally received as a pad collected by Patrick Quirk, 22 November 1985, from Arizona, Yavapai County, Hassayampa River; altitude 1341, grid section 9, T 11 N, R3W; originally received as Opuntia macrorhiza, name changed to Opuntia sp. then changed back.
34.310916  -112.569134 +-969m.
Verbatim Coordinates: TRS: T11N R3W
Elevation: 408 meters Verbatim Elevation: 1341ft.
Habitat: Cultivation in Sonoran Desert
Description: Plant 6 feet by 6 feet; pad color blue-green with a slight purple hue; spine color white with dark or reddish-brown tips or reddish-brown or gray, mostly on upper portion of pad; 1-2 spines per areole, 1 longer, 1 shorter; dry fruit diameter 20 mm, length 40 mm, color dark magenta; seed color tan
Notes: This is sheet II/II and has pads and a fruit. Sheet I/II is DES00048529 and has flowers and fruit.; Cultivated or Captive
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Record ID: 0bd2fdb8-4f24-4176-92b3-7f920d7afc58
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