Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09946 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Opuntia pulchella Engelm.
J. Mitchell   s.n.  
   with S. Mitchell
Coll. Date 09 September 2004 
United States
Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, Little Red Cedar Wash;
     Elev.: 6010 ft. (1832 m.)
Habitat Notes alluvial ridge, silty soil; desert shrub community. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 40'  17" N, 113° 58'  0.01" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Opuntia pulchella Engelm.

     Opuntia barkleyana (Daston) Rowley
     Opuntia brachyrhopalica (Daston) Rowley
     Opuntia gracilicylindrica (Wieg. & Backeberg) Rowley
     Opuntia pygmaea (Wieg. & Backeberg) Rowley
     Opuntia spectatissima (Daston) Rowley
     Opuntia tuberculosirhopalica (Wieg. & Backeberg) Rowley
     Opuntia wiegandii (Backeberg) Rowley

Common Name(s): sagebrush cholla, sand cholla, sand club cholla.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19728, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Cactaceae
                                    Genus: Opuntia
                                        Species: Opuntia pulchella


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09946s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09945s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09943 Coryphantha vivipara  var. arizonica   "Arizona foxtail cactus" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Valley Wash (Valley) Juab County, UT 0.9 mi. NW   Topaz Mountain East 
Little Red Cedar Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 1.1 mi. N 6473  Partoun 
Lime Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. E 5909  Partoun 
Wood Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.8 mi. NE   Partoun 
Lime Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 2.8 mi. E 5250  Partoun 
Trough Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 5693  Partoun 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.6 mi. W   Skinner Canyon 
North Fork Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Ibapah Peak 
West Fork Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Partoun 
Blue Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4.8 mi. N 8852  Partoun 
The Narrows (Gut) Juab County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 6998  Partoun 
Water Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. NW   Skinner Canyon 
Little Red Cedar Wash (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.2 mi. SE   Skinner Canyon 
Skinner Canyon (Valley) White Pine County, NV 4.4 mi. SW   Skinner Canyon 
West Desert School (School) Juab County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 4800  Partoun 
South Fork Johnson Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 5.6 mi. N   Partoun 
Partoun (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 4797  Partoun 


Taxon Links for species Opuntia pulchella  Engelm.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

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