Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00082842
Occurrence ID (GUID): c496537f-05f5-46ed-8310-837aa29f9e46
Taxon: Agave chrysantha Peebles
Family: Agavaceae
Collector: Wendy C. Hodgson   30848   
Date: 2016-07-01
Additional Collectors: Andrew Salywon
Locality: USA, Arizona, Gila County, Queen Creek Canyon, just east of tunnel and east of Superior, on south side of highway 60.
33.308551  -111.070309  NAD 83/WGS84
Verbatim Coordinates: 12S 493455E 3685496N
Elevation: 1109 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 3640 ft
Habitat: Chaparral-high Sonoran Desert, south-facing rocky-stony steep slope.
Substrate: Granitic-rhyolitic?
Associated Species: Juglans major, Baccharis sarothroides, Platanus wrightii, Ericameria laricifolia, Sapindus saponaria, Acacia greggii, Datura wrightii, Solanum elaegnifolium, Opuntia engelmannii, Vitis arizonica, Penstemon eatonii, Machaeranthera, Bromus rubens, Aristida purpurea.
Description: Frequent, 4-5 plants in clone, flower stalk ca 8 m tall, lateral branches 13 perpendicular to stalk, down 1/3 of stalk, flowers with little pollen and some nectar at 11:30 am, musky-sweet, ovary, neck dark chartreuse, tube chartreuse green-orange-golden yellow, tepal lobes dark golden yellow-orange, white tuff at apices within lobes, outer tepals with small brown apices, filaments dark yellow, style yellow, anthers darker yellow; ovary smooth, neck and tube furrowed, tepals clasping; measurements after Gentry (1982) in mm, anthesis: tl=55, o=24x6.5, n=4, tu=15h x 10.75w, fil ins=7, 8, fil=44, a=17, outer tepal=12x6.5(base), 4.5(mid), inner tepal = 11x6.5(base), 3.7(mid), sty=58; tl=56, o=23x6, n=6, tu=14h x 13w, fil=7.2, 8.5, fil=43, a=14, outer tepal=13.25x6.4(base), 4.3(mid), inner tepal=12x6(base), 3.8(mid), sty=57.
Notes: Sheet 5 of 5; photos only.
Specimen Images
Record Id: c496537f-05f5-46ed-8310-837aa29f9e46
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