Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00073594
Occurrence ID (GUID): 8c003fb9-b4c9-4f36-a06f-9622997d224b
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   28496   
Date: 2013-05-19
Additional Collectors: Bill and Susan Ahearn
Locality: USA, Arizona, Coconino, Grand Canyon National Park, along Thunder River Trail, on Esplanade, south of junction with Bill Hall Trail.
36.418703  -112.45888  NAD 83/WGS84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 369209E 4031379N
Elevation: 1632 meters Verbatim Elevation: 5355 ft
Habitat: Pinon pine - Utah juniper open woodland, sandy cryptogamic soil
Substrate: Esplanade Sandstone of Supai Formation
Associated Species: Pinus edulis, Juniperus osteosperma, Shepherdia rotundifolia, Forsellesia nevadensis, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Ephedra aspera, Nolina cf. microcarpa, Cryptantha confertiflora, Rhus trilobata simplicifolia, Quercus xpauciloba, Agave utahensis utahensis, Psilostrophe sparsiflora, Erigonum alatum, Hesperostipa, Opuntia polyacantha erinacea, Artemisia bigelovii, Yucca baccata, Y. cf. utahensis, Bouteloua gracilis, Cercocarpus montanus, Coleogyne ramosissima, Thymophylla pentachaeta, Chrysopsis villosa.
Description: This color form uncommon, regular O. polyacantha nearby and occasional, low growing, near agave roasting pit, flowers 55(l)x50(w) mm, 55x45 mm (closed), 53x50 mm (partially closed), 56x50 mm, 55x45 mm, inner tepal 30x22 mm, broadly oblanceolate, outer perianth rose with light cream rose margins, inner perianth light yellow with light rose midvein, filaments light yellow, anthers light yellow, style white, stigma lobes dark green.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: Sheet 2 of 2. Photos.
Specimen Images
Record ID: 8c003fb9-b4c9-4f36-a06f-9622997d224b
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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