Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00083698
Occurrence ID (GUID): ffdf8928-eb03-4b79-994d-ce3ed33574b7
Taxon: Agave palmeri Engelm.
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30907   
Date: 2016-07-20
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon
Locality: USA, Arizona, Cochise County, South of Interstate 10, north of Southern Pacific Railroad, along Sibyl Road.
31.962989  -110.181256
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 577367E 3536626N
Elevation: 1232 meters Verbatim Elevation: 4041 ft
Habitat: Prosopis-Yucca elata association.
Substrate: Sandy alluvium.
Associated Species: Prosopis velutina, Gutierrezia sarothrae, Eragrostis lehmanniana, Yucca elata, Yucca arizonica, Fouquieria splendens, Krameria erecta, Ferocactus wislizenii, Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, Cylindropuntia spinosior, Bahia dealbata, Acacia constricta, Isocoma tenuisecta, Lepidium thurberi.
Description: Occasional, local, single, leaves light green tinged with maroon-rose, drying tan, flower stalk ca 6-2/3 m tall, inflorescence broadly paniculate, lateral branches 21, perpendicular (to ascending) to stalk, down 2/3 of stalk, ovary, neck, tube light chartreuse, outer tepal lobes light chartreuse with maroon flush, inner tepal lobes light chartreuse, filaments, style chartreuse flushed with dark maroon-purple, light chartreuse basally, anthers dark maroon-purple/light yellow, stigma light yellow, tepals clasping, ovary somewhat ridged; flowers thick, brittle; flower measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm, pre-, early anthesis: tl=55, o=26x9, n=4, tu=14hx12w, fil ins=6.5, 7.5, fil=45, a=15, outer tepal lobe 12x6.5(base), 5(mid), inner tepal lobe 10.2x5(base), 5(mid), sty=39; tl=54, o=27x9.5, n=3, tu=13hx13w, fil ins=6.3, fil=42, a=15, outer tepal lobe 12x6.5(base), 6(mid), inner tepal lobe 11.5x6.25(base), 5(mid), sty=41.
Notes: Sheet 1 of 5.
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Record ID: ffdf8928-eb03-4b79-994d-ce3ed33574b7
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