Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16692 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & Bigelow ex Engelm.
David Crane   18  
Coll. Date 03 June 2011 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Fortymile Ridge, E of Hole-in-the-Rock Road, 300 feet from parking area;
     Elev.: 6000 ft. (1829 m.)
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 37° 23'  34.56" N, 111° 2'  57.12" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Specimen Notes pads flat, around 4 inches in diameter, and long-spinescent throughout, stems sprawling and rooting at the nodes. 


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

     Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & Bigelow ex Engelm.

Common Name(s): grizzlybear pricklypear, Mohave pricklypear cactus.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19705, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 16692s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02880s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05719s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05721s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05722s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05865s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05947s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13523s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13580s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Fortymile Ridge (Ridge) Kane County, UT 2928 ft. SE 4764  King Mesa 
Sunset Natural Arch (Arch) Kane County, UT 1.2 mi. S 4541  King Mesa 
Jacob Hamblin Arch (Arch) Kane County, UT 1.8 mi. N 4275  King Mesa 
Hurricane Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 2 mi. N   Big Hollow Wash 
Coyote Natural Bridge (Arch) Kane County, UT 2 mi. NE 3973  King Mesa 
Lone Rock (Pillar) Kane County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 4557  Sooner Bench 
Cliff Arch (Arch) Kane County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 3885  King Mesa 
Carcass Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. S   Sooner Bench 
Sooner Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.7 mi. S   Sooner Bench 
Sunset Natural Bridge (Arch) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 4036  Sooner Bench 
Fortymile Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 4446  Sooner Bench 
Right Fork Fortymile Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. SW   Blackburn Canyon 
Left Fork Fortymile Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. SW   Blackburn Canyon 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. W 4646  King Mesa 
Dance Hall Rock (historical) (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 4685  Sooner Bench 
Dance Hall Rock (Pillar) Kane County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 4685  Sooner Bench 
Sooner Water (Spring) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. S 4318  Sooner Bench 
King Mesa (Summit) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. N 5168  King Mesa 
Les George Point (Cape) Kane County, UT 4.3 mi. N 4918  King Mesa 
Sooner Rocks (Summit) Kane County, UT 4.7 mi. S 4360  Sooner Bench 


Taxon Links for species Opuntia erinacea  Engelm. & Bigelow ex 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

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