Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08954 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
Infraspecific    var. polyacantha 
Common name   hairspine pricklypear
D.M. Barnes   3267  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 21 May 2003 
United States
Daggett County
Locality Uinta Mountains, Sheep Creek Geologic Loop (FR218), W of Utah Highway 44;
     Elev.: 6361 ft. (1939 m.)
Habitat Notes Park City Formation, rocky cliff area along road; mountain mahogany-juniper 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 40° 56'  N, 109° 45'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Opuntia polyacantha var. polyacantha Haw.

Common Name(s): hairspine pricklypear, hair-spine prickly-pear.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=195296, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Cactaceae
                                    Genus: Opuntia
                                        Species: Opuntia polyacantha
                                            Variety: Opuntia polyacantha var. polyacantha


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08954s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 08898s3.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08900 Astragalus bisulcatus  var. bisulcatus   "two-grooved milkvetch" 1.2 mi. E
08895 Camelina microcarpa      "littlepod false flax" 1.2 mi. E
08706 Cryptantha flavoculata      "rough-seeded cat's eye" 2405 ft. NE
08897 Cryptantha sericea      "silky cat's eye" 1.2 mi. E
08718 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  2405 ft. NE
08705 Eremogone hookeri  var. hookeri   "Hooker's sandwort" 2405 ft. NE
08899 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. brevicaule   "short-stemmed wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. E
08720 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. purpureum   "purple cushion wild buckwheat" 2405 ft. NE
08704 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" 2405 ft. NE
08719 Lithospermum incisum      "narrow-leaf stoneseed" same section
08898 Opuntia polyacantha  var. polyacantha   "hairspine pricklypear" 1.2 mi. E
08721 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. mucronatus  2405 ft. NE
08703 Physaria acutifolia  var. acutifolia   "sharpleaf twinpod" 2405 ft. NE
08249 Ranunculus glaberrimus  var. ellipticus   "sagebrush buttercup" same section
08717 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 2405 ft. NE
08901 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" 1.2 mi. E
05663 Stanleya pinnata  var. integrifolia   "golden princesplume" same section
08896 Stanleya pinnata  var. pinnata   "desert princesplume" 1.2 mi. E
08716 Thermopsis montana      "mountain goldenbanner" 2405 ft. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Dowds Grave (Cemetery) Daggett County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 6411  Jessen Butte 
Moenkopi Campground (Locale) Daggett County, UT 0.6 mi. E 6280  Manila 
Sheep Creek Hill (Summit) Daggett County, UT 0.9 mi. S 7874  Jessen Butte 
Carmel Campground (Locale) Daggett County, UT 0.8 mi. E 6263  Manila 
Lodgepole Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 1 mi. W   Phil Pico Mountain 
South Valley Canal (Canal) Daggett County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6867  Jessen Butte 
Navajo Cliffs Picnic Area (Park) Daggett County, UT 1.4 mi. E 6208  Manila 
Sheep Creek Gap (Gap) Daggett County, UT 1.5 mi. E 6365  Manila 
Willow Camp (Locale) Daggett County, UT 1.9 mi. E 6142  Manila 
Windy Ridge (Ridge) Daggett County, UT 2.7 mi. S 8393  Jessen Butte 
Death Valley Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Jessen Butte 
Death Valley Enclosure (Locale) Daggett County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 7888  Manila 
Mann Camp (Locale) Daggett County, UT 2.3 mi. E 6113  Manila 
Birch Spring (Spring) Daggett County, UT 3 mi. N 6677  Jessen Butte 
Whiskey Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 3.3 mi. S   Jessen Butte 
Big Spring (Spring) Daggett County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 6972  Jessen Butte 
Summit Springs (Spring) Daggett County, UT 3.8 mi. S 8239  Manila 
Mahogany Draw (Valley) Daggett County, UT 3.1 mi. SW   Jessen Butte 
Summit Springs Guard Station (Locale) Daggett County, UT 3.8 mi. S 8281  Manila 
Sheep Creek (Stream) Daggett County, UT 2.9 mi. E   Phil Pico Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Opuntia polyacantha  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

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