Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 01002 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
CactaceaeCactaceaeCactaceae  
Species Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Common name   brittle pricklypear
Collector(s)
J.G. Harris   2283  
Coll. Date 28 May 1990 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Emery
Locality San Rafael Swell, W slopes of Cedar Mtn, ca. 1 km from Buckhorn Reservoir; along a wash.
     Elev.: 6002 ft. (1830 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon-juniper community; sandy soil along a wash, Buckhorn Conglomerate Formation. 
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° 14'  6" N, 110° 47'  40" W
Township Range T18S, R10E, Sec. 27  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated

Taxonomy


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

     Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.

Common Name(s): brittle cactus, brittle pricklypear, fragile cactus, jumping cactus, little pricklypear, little pricklypear cactus.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19707, click for more information and references)

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

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01002s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03326s1.jpg 
03326
specimen image: 04262s2.jpg 
04262
specimen image: 05258s2.jpg 
05258

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00998 Achnatherum aridum      "Mormon needlegrass" same section
00995 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" same section
01059 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" same section
00962 Apocynum sibiricum      "Indian-hemp" same section
00988 Astragalus coltonii  var. coltonii   "Colton's milkvetch" same section
00987 Astragalus convallarius      "lesser rushy milkvetch" same section
00986 Astragalus flavus  var. argillosus  same section
00984 Astragalus moencoppensis      "Moenkopi milkvetch" same section
00963 Atriplex confertifolia      "shadscale saltbush" same section
01058 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" same section
01060 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
00993 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
00992 Elymus elymoides  ssp. elymoides   "squirreltail" same section
00997 Elymus lanceolatus  ssp. lanceolatus   "thickspike wheatgrass" same section
01065 Ephedra viridis  var. viscida   "Cutler's ephedra" same section
01001 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woollygrass" same section
01061 Halogeton glomeratus      "saltlover" same section
00985 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "northern sweetvetch" same section
01064 Hilaria jamesii      "James' galleta" same section
00996 Juncus arcticus  ssp. littoralis   "mountain rush" same section
00990 Lepidium montanum  var. jonesii   "Jones' pepperweed" same section
00994 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" same section
01056 Phacelia crenulata      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
01000 Picrothamnus desertorum      "bud sage" same section
01062 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" same section
00991 Platyschkuhria integrifolia  var. desertorum   "desert basin-daisy" same section
01063 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" same section
01055 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
00999 Sporobolus cryptandrus      "sand dropseed" same section
01057 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Buckhorn Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 5801  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Buckhorn Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 5801  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Bull Hollow Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. NW   Cleveland 
Buckhorn Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 5784  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Jim Wilson Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 5758  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Job Corps Pond (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5653  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Little Cedar Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. S 6267  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Hadden Pit (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 5814  Cleveland 
Hadden Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 5814  Cleveland 
Bull Hollow Corral (Locale) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. N 5962  Cleveland 
Bull Hollow Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3 mi. NE 6030  Cleveland 
Greasewood Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. N 5935  Cleveland 
J J Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. W 5765  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Guymon Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 5712  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Bull Hollow (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Bob Hill Knoll 
Right Fork Bull Hollow (Valley) Emery County, UT 3 mi. NE   Buckhorn Reservoir 
Staker Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 6382  Cow Flats 
Buckhorn Well (Well) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. S 5620  Buckhorn Reservoir 
White Rocks (Pillar) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 5686  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Buckhorn Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 4 mi. SE 5624  Buckhorn Reservoir 

Links

Taxon Links for species Opuntia fragilis  (Nutt.) Haw.

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:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Opuntia+fragilis

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