Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081103
Occurrence ID (GUID): 038c635e-ba4d-4c7d-9680-4c2e23fd5595
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30567   
Date: 2015-07-25
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon
Locality: USA, Arizona, Greenlee County, Along Old Safford Road, just west of and overlooking Dark Canyon, south side of road.
32.902126  -109.330936  WGS 84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 656098E 3641672N
Elevation: 1598 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 5243 ft
Habitat: Juniper-Prosopis open woodland, eastnortheast-facing rocky slope above road, overgrazed.
Substrate: Basalt.
Associated Species: Juniperus, Prosopis velutina, Dasylirion wheeleri, Opuntia engelmannii, Opuntia cf. phaeacantha, Cylindropuntia spinosior, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Aristida purpurea.
Description: Occasional, with some pups, leaves green with slight maroon flush distally, very narrow but very thick at base, stalk ca 7 m tall, 60 mm in diameter at eye level, inflorescence paniculate, lateral branches ca 19, arcuate-perpendicular to stalk, down 45% of stalk, longest ca 1/3 m long, flowers with ovary, neck, tube very light chartreuse, tepal lobes erect, somewhat clasping, outer lobes and inner keel cream (-very light chartreuse), outer lobes lightly flushed with maroon, with small brown tips, filaments cream flushed lightly with maroon above, cream-white-light chartreuse below, anthers yellow, style white-cream-light chartreuse, flushed with maroon; measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm: tl=72, o=41x8.5, n=5.5, tu=15(l)x13(w), outer tepal=13.5x76(base), 5(mid), inner tepal=12x5.5(base), 4(mid), fil ins=6.5, 6, fil=47, a=23 (beginning dehiscence), sty=36; tl=74, o=39x8.5, n=6.5, 6, tu=16(l)x14(w), outer tepal=13.5x6(base), 5(mid), inner tepal=12x5.5(base), 4(mid), fil ins=6.2, 6.5, fil=49, a=22(beginning dehiscence), sty=39.
Reproductive Condition: Flowers
Notes: Sheet 3 of 4.
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Record Id: 038c635e-ba4d-4c7d-9680-4c2e23fd5595
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