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Opuntia santa-rita
Opuntia santa-rita
Blue Prickly Pear
Photographer: E. Wynn Anderson

ID: 0000 0000 1218 2412 (2018-12-22)

Copyright © 2018 Wynn Anderson

  • date of photo  Apr 24, 2016
  • latitude 34.12530   longitude 112.95330     View on Google Maps.
  • location   US 93, exit 179, 0.2 mi. northwest of intersection with State Highway AZ 71, ca. 7 miles southwest of Congress, 17 miles northwest of Wickenberg (Yavapai County, New Mexico, US)
  • family Cactaceae
  • plant community   Sonoran Desert succulent scrub at 2350' (716m)
  • notes   glaucous, bluish padded, weakly spined succulent on flat basin plain in reddish silty/sandy volcanic soil. Confusingly muddled taxonomic choices have been presented by various authors including O. chloritica var. santa-rita (Ferguson 1988). More recently others have elevated similar plants to species as O. santa-rita. This west-central AZ population appears to be well outside stated southeastern range for the latter and lacks any visible purple coloration. ID is without confidence!
  • keywords: SON, Sonoran Desert
  • contributor's ID #  SON 1814
  • photo category: Plant - shrub

  • common names   Blue Prickly Pear, Santa Rita Prickly Pear (photographer)
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