Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00077205
Occurrence ID (GUID): 4d34c077-204e-4521-8a30-dfa99035f337
Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha var. hystricina (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   29665   
Date: 2014-08-17
Additional Collectors: Jon Hawker, Steve Blackwell
Locality: USA, Utah, Carbon County, Near Helper, off highway 6/191.
39.679713  -110.851254
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 512756E 4392220N
Elevation: 1787 meters Verbatim Elevation: 5864 ft
Habitat: Disturbed, burnt area, growing on low hills, not flats.
Substrate: Badlands type of soil.
Associated Species: Salsola tragus, Stanleya pinnata, Artemisia nova, Salicornia sp., Achnatherum hymenoides, Ericameria nauseosa, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Opuntia sp.
Description: Common, many with spines, some without spines, fruit red at tip, light green-yellow middle, light green basally, 22 mm high x 18 mm wide, 25x19 mm.
Notes: Sheet 2 of 2.
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Record ID: 4d34c077-204e-4521-8a30-dfa99035f337
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