Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00081136
Occurrence ID (GUID): 3ec72c18-946e-4b00-852a-a3b3e1fae93b
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Identification Qualifier: cf.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30587   
Date: 2015-08-08
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon, Adelheid Fisher
Locality: USA, Arizona, Gila County, Sierra Ancha Mountains, Sierra Ancha Wilderness Area, along FSR 203 (Cherry Creek Road).
33.90596  -110.906933
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 508604E 3751733N
Elevation: 1288 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 4227 ft
Habitat: Juniper-emory oak woodland, east-facing roadcut slope.
Associated Species: Juniperus, Juniperus deppeana, Quercus emoryi, Arctostaphylos, Opuntia phaeacantha, Opuntia engelmannii, Agave parryi, Agave cf. chrysantha, Acacia angustissima, Hilaria belangeri.
Description: Occasional, plant cloning, stalk ca 4-2/3 m tall, lateral branches 10, down 1/4 of stalk, perpendicular-ascending, ovary, neck, tube, tepal lobes light cream-very light chartreuse green, glaucous, lobes with slight maroon flush, outer tepals conspicuously brown-tipped, filaments maroon flushed (light chartreuse-cream basally), anthers yellow-slight maroon flush, style maroon flushed (light chartreuse-cream basally); ovary somewhat angled, tepal lobes clasping, flowers with stinky cheese odor; flower measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm, during anthesis: tl=46, o=22x9, n=1.5, tu=12x14, outer tep=11x8(base), 7(mid), inner tep=10x7.5(base), 5(mid), fil ins=4, 4.2, fil=47, a=13, sty=49; tl=43.5, o=20x8, n=3, tu=13(h) x 14(w), outer tep=10x8(base), 7(mid), inner tep=10x7(base), 5(mid), fil ins=4.8, 4, fil=52, a=14, sty=51.
Reproductive Condition: Flowers
Notes: Sheet 4 of 4. Photos.
Specimen Images
Record Id: 3ec72c18-946e-4b00-852a-a3b3e1fae93b
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Andrew Salywon (
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