Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00034852
Occurrence ID (GUID): 7aa531c6-d527-4c90-92dd-c3305c6c723f
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy Hodgson   5491   
Date: 1989-05-28
Additional Collectors: Caroline Wilson, Ginger Harmon, et al.
Locality: USA, Utah, Garfield County, Escalante Canyon, along the Escalante River, ca. 2 mils E of Escalante and town dump.
37.754167  -111.5625
Verbatim Coordinates: 37d 45m 15s N; 111d 33m 45s W; TRS: T35S R3E S10
Elevation: 1752 meters Verbatim Elevation: 5750ft.
Habitat: Along flats
Associated Species: Fraxinus anomala, Berberis fremontii, Chrysopis, Clematis, Astragalus, Populus, Tamarisk, Eleagnus, Chrysothamnus nauseosus, Artemisia tridentata, Pinus ponderosa, Hymenopappus filifolius, Melilotus officinalis, Gilia aggregata, Equisetum arvense
Description: Locally frequent, sprawling, low plant in sandy soil, flowers deep pink.
Reproductive Condition: flowers & fruit
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Record ID: 7aa531c6-d527-4c90-92dd-c3305c6c723f
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