Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00083654
Occurrence ID (GUID): 1c773750-b2bc-4b32-8cfc-2bd6ee3b21fa
Taxon: Cylindropuntia bigelovii (Engelm.) Knuth
Family: Cactaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   24710   
Date: 2010-04-08
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon
Locality: USA, Arizona, La Paz County, East Cactus Plain Wilderness Area, along Parker-Swansea road.
34.111698  -113.97924
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 225188E 3778550N
Elevation: 408 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 1339 ft
Habitat: Lower Colorado River Valley subdivision, Sonoran Desert desert scrub.
Substrate: Basalt-sandy.
Associated Species: Larrea tridentata, Ambrosia dumosa, Cercidium microphyllum, Cylindropuntia echinocarpa, Cylindropuntia cf. acanthocarpa, Echinocereus engelmannii var. engelmannii, Brassica tournefortii, Encelia farinosa, Krameria erecta.
Description: Frequent shrub 1/2 m high x 1 m wide (lying down), flowers collected 13 April 2010: 60(l) x 39(w), 50x40 mm, 54x39 mm, 56x41 mm, 62x48 mm, outer tepals light green-chartreuse with maroon apices, inner tepals light yellow with slight maroon at apices, filaments dark green, anthers yellow, style cream-white, stigma lobes dark green; flower collected 13 April 2010 2:20 pm by Joni Ward: 51x47 mm, outer tepals pale yellow-green with wide green midstripe with reddish-brown apices, inner tepals pale green, darker at base, filaments green, + thigmotropic, style pale green, stigma lobes 6, green; spine color tan or cream.
Reproductive Condition: flowers
Notes: Sheet 3 of 3.
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Record Id: 1c773750-b2bc-4b32-8cfc-2bd6ee3b21fa
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