Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08749 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Opuntia chlorotica Engelm. & Bigelow
Common name   dollarjoint pricklypear
K.T. Harper   2003-192  
   with D. Aristizabal
Coll. Date 08 July 2003 
United States
Washington County
Locality Leeds Creek Canyon, vicinity of Ash Grove Spring, Pine Valley Mountains;
Habitat Notes at upper edge of Arizona chaparral. 
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° 17'  31" N, 113° 24'  42" W
Township Range T40S, R14W, Sec. 22  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Opuntia chlorotica Engelm. & Bigelow

Common Name(s): dollarjoint pricklypear, Nopal verdoso, pancake pricklypear.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19697, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08749s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04177 Garrya flavescens      "ashy silktassel" 713 ft. N
04175 Ranunculus andersonii  var. juniperinus  713 ft. N
14832 Rhamnus betulifolia      "birchleaf buckthorn" same section
14589 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1.5 mi. NE
14590 Salix lasiolepis      "arroyo willow" 1.5 mi. NE
11957 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" 1.2 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Ash Grove Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1732 ft. N 5473  Signal Peak 
Horse Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Spirit Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Jones Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. SE   Signal Peak 
Mud Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 5506  Signal Peak 
Cedar Ridge (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. E 5588  Signal Peak 
Pig Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Big Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NW   Signal Peak 
Italian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. E 4564  Signal Peak 
Maple Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NW 6027  Signal Peak 
Jones Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 6188  Signal Peak 
Blake Harmony Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 6247  Signal Peak 
Danish Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. S 4226  Signal Peak 
Highline Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N 6802  Signal Peak 
Three Pine Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.5 mi. SW   Signal Peak 
Dan Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 7264  Signal Peak 
Oak Grove Recreation Area (Park) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 6500  Signal Peak 
Oak Grove Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. NW 6519  Signal Peak 
Columbine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. NW 7215  Signal Peak 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 3671  Signal Peak 


Taxon Links for species Opuntia chlorotica  Engelm. & Bigelow

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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