Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081810
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9c41ec39-2d09-451c-a54c-bbfb6d950e60
Taxon: Marah gilensis Greene
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Collector: Steve Jones   2112   
Date: 2016-02-28
Locality: USA, Arizona, Maricopa County, Tonto National Forest, FS trail 404 1.25 mile south of Bartlett Dam Road and Horseshoe Dam Road intersection.
33.85661  -111.7404
Elevation: 904 meters (2965ft)
Associated Species: Simmondsia chinensis, Crossosoma bigelovii, Caulanthus lasiophyllus, Bromus rubens, Erodium cicutarium, Celtis pallida, Dichelostemma capitatum, Lycium exsertum, Eriogonum wrightii, Lepidium virginicum, Thysanocarpus curvipes, Ericameria laricifolia, Uropappus lindleyi, Schismus barbatus, Descurainia pinnata, Anemone tuberosa, Phacelia distans, Acacia greggii, Parkinsonia microphylla, Prosopis velutina, Marah gilensis, Shpaeralcea ambigua, Lupinus concinnus, Plagiobothrys arizonicus
Description: Scattered vine climbing to 4 m long in supporting shrubs. Two flowering branches arising from each node, one pendant with a single female flower, the other an erect panicle (becoming racemous distally) with about 25 male flowers. Flowers creamy yellow, 7 mm across. Tendrils to 10 cm long, spirally twisted upon attachment both clockwise and counterwise, meeting in the middle.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
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Record Id: 9c41ec39-2d09-451c-a54c-bbfb6d950e60
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