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Label Query: Genus = "Opuntia", Species = "fragilis"
Cactaceae
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Clallam County:
North of Sequim.
48.07972°, -123.10056°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Gravel bank. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 31705
George Neville Jones 3590     Aug 1931
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
12305 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
31705 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
5. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
George Neville Jones 
Collection #
3590 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Aug 1931 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Clallam 
Locality
North of Sequim. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.07972°, -123.10056° 
Site Description
Gravel bank. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
Near Soap Lake.
47.405°, -119.4975°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 5000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Sagebrush plains. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 33635
George Neville Jones s.n.     May 1935
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
12306 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
33635 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
4. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
George Neville Jones 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
May 1935 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
Near Soap Lake. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
47.405°, -119.4975° 
Site Description
Sagebrush plains. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
Yellow Island, just west of house.
48.592222°, -123.031944°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 250 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Dry rocky outcrops. Nph. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 334954
Eliza Habegger s.n.    5 Jul 1996
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
12307 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
334954 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Eliza Habegger 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
5 Jul 1996 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
Yellow Island, just west of house. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.592222°, -123.031944° 
Site Description
Dry rocky outcrops. 
Specimen Notes
Nph. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
4. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Northwest Island. Deception Pass State Park.
48.40583°, -122.645°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Close to outcrop on small, treeless island. Nph. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 39572
Harold W. Smith 1161    14 Jun 1936
4. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
12308 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
39572 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Harold W. Smith 
Collection #
1161 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
14 Jun 1936 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Northwest Island. Deception Pass State Park. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.40583°, -122.645° 
Site Description
Close to outcrop on small, treeless island. 
Specimen Notes
Nph. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
5. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Whatcom County:
Sandy Point.
48.78639°, -122.70389°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
In dry gravelly prairie. Nph. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 55685
W. C. Muenscher 9780     Aug 1939
5. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
12309 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
55685 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
W. C. Muenscher 
Collection #
9780 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Aug 1939 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whatcom 
Locality
Sandy Point. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.78639°, -122.70389° 
Site Description
In dry gravelly prairie. 
Specimen Notes
Nph. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
6. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Island County:
Whidbey Island, Ebey's Landing, at border between state park and the Nature Conservancy property circa 1/8 mile south of Perego's Lagoon.
Elev. 13 ft. 48° 11.83' N, 122° 43.3' W.
Eroding base of bluff adjacent to high tide line; dominated by grasses. Common on eroding, sandy portions of bluff, near base. Nph. Origin: Native.
WTU 356628
Ben Legler 1518    30 Apr 2004
6. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
27585 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
356628 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Ben Legler, 20 2004.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
1518 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
30 Apr 2004 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Island 
Locality
Whidbey Island, Ebey's Landing, at border between state park and the Nature Conservancy property circa 1/8 mile south of Perego's Lagoon. 
Elevation
13 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 11.83' N, 122° 43.3' W 
Site Description
Eroding base of bluff adjacent to high tide line; dominated by grasses. 
Specimen Notes
Common on eroding, sandy portions of bluff, near base. Nph. 
Phenology
 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
7. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Castle Island.
Elev. 0-98 ft. 48.42104° N, 122.82176° W; T34N R1W S21. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 100 meters. Coordinate Source: Digital map.
Steep, cliffy island with many rock ledges, cracks and beaches. Large patch on south-facing slope; 2 by 4 inches. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 383234
Ben Legler 2553    28 Apr 2005
7. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
70573 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
383234 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 2005. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
2553 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
28 Apr 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Castle Island. 
Elevation
0-98 ft. 
Coordinates
48.42104° N, 122.82176° W; T34N R1W S21 
Site Description
Steep, cliffy island with many rock ledges, cracks and beaches. 
Specimen Notes
Large patch on south-facing slope; 2 by 4 inches. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
8. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Blind Island. Approximately 0.5 kilometers west of Castle Island and 0.25 kilometers off south end of Lopez Island. Approximately 1.5 hectacres in size.
Elev. 0-65 ft. 48° 25' 24" N, 122° 49' 38" W. Coordinate Source: Specimen label.
Rocky outcrops and meadow-like areas with well developed soils. Mix of native forbs and native grasses. Common on south and east facing rock crevices. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 384767
David Giblin 05-61    28 Apr 2005
8. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
71773 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
384767 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 2005. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
05-61 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
28 Apr 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Blind Island. Approximately 0.5 kilometers west of Castle Island and 0.25 kilometers off south end of Lopez Island. Approximately 1.5 hectacres in size. 
Elevation
0-65 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 25' 24" N, 122° 49' 38" W 
Site Description
Rocky outcrops and meadow-like areas with well developed soils. Mix of native forbs and native grasses. 
Specimen Notes
Common on south and east facing rock crevices. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
9. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Flint Beach Island.
Elev. 0-49 ft. 48° 25.202' N, 122° 52.036' W. Coordinate Source: Specimen label.
Widely scattered across island on bedrock outcrops. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 385079
Peter F. Zika 20474    27 Apr 2005
9. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
75018 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
385079 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 2005. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter F. Zika 
Collection #
20474 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Apr 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Flint Beach Island. 
Elevation
0-49 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 25.202' N, 122° 52.036' W 
Site Description
 
Specimen Notes
Widely scattered across island on bedrock outcrops. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
10. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Rum Island.
Elev. 16-32 ft. 48° 28.798' N, 122° 49.753' W. Datum: WGS 84.
Island is narrow and runs north-south direction with forested area in center. Dominated by Arbutus, Abies, Pseudotsuga, Quercus overstory, and Bromus pacificus, Bromus mollis, Bromus rigidus understory. Locally common in south and west part of island in two patches. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 382003
Jessie Johanson 05-62    29 May 2005
with Joe Johanson
10. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
78283 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
382003 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 2005. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Jessie Johanson 
Collection #
05-62 
Other Collectors
Joe Johanson 
Date Collected
29 May 2005 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Rum Island. 
Elevation
16-32 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 28.798' N, 122° 49.753' W 
Site Description
Island is narrow and runs north-south direction with forested area in center. Dominated by Arbutus, Abies, Pseudotsuga, Quercus overstory, and Bromus pacificus, Bromus mollis, Bromus rigidus understory. 
Specimen Notes
Locally common in south and west part of island in two patches. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
11. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
1/2 mile north of Argyle, San Juan Islands.
48.520556°, -123.019444°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
High sandy slope. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Native.
WTU 19432JWT
Morton E. Peck 13123    15 Jul 1923
11. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
106895 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
19432JWT 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Lyman Benson, 1959. Remarks: Identified At The Herbarium of Pomona College Claremont, California.
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. ?.
4. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by SM Skillman, 1981. Remarks: Washington State University
5. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991. Remarks: Arizona State University - ASU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Morton E. Peck 
Collection #
13123 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
15 Jul 1923 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
1/2 mile north of Argyle, San Juan Islands. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.520556°, -123.019444° 
Site Description
High sandy slope. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
12. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Whatcom County:
Sandy Point.
48.78639°, -122.70389°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Dry gravelly point. Phenology: Fruits. Origin: Native.
WTU 86722
W. C. Muenscher 9780     Aug 1939
12. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
106898 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
86722 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Lyman Benson, 1959. Remarks: Identified at the Herbarium of Pomona College, Claremont, California
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by skillman, 1981.
4. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991. Remarks: Arizona State University - ASU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
W. C. Muenscher 
Collection #
9780 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Aug 1939 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Whatcom 
Locality
Sandy Point. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.78639°, -122.70389° 
Site Description
Dry gravelly point. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Fruits 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
13. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Skagit County:
Northwest island, off the west shore of Fidalgo Island.
48.47639°, -122.56944°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 10000 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: GeoLocate.
Thin soil. Abundant. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 33636
H. W. Smith s.n.    14 Jun 1935
13. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
106901 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
33636 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia pugetensis G.N. Jones.
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Lyman Benson, 1959. Remarks: Identified at the Herbarium of Poona College Claremont, California
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by SM Skillman, 1981. Remarks: Washington State University
4. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991. Remarks: Arizona State University - ASU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
H. W. Smith 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
14 Jun 1935 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Skagit 
Locality
Northwest island, off the west shore of Fidalgo Island. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.47639°, -122.56944° 
Site Description
Thin soil. 
Specimen Notes
Abundant. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
14. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
Lopez Island, Point Colville (private land).
Elev. 50 ft. T34N R1W S21. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 300 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Exposed rock cliff, south-facing and directly over the water, in hard to reach niches and crevices, with Armeria maritima, Plantago lanceolata, Grindelia integrifolia. Rare cactus, small clumps in seemingly poor condition, pads often broken loose, apparently susceptible to livestock trampling. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Native.
WTU 286791
Peter E. Rapp 246    1 Aug 1981
14. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
106903 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
286791 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991. Remarks: Arizona State University - ASU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter E. Rapp 
Collection #
246 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Aug 1981 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
Lopez Island, Point Colville (private land). 
Elevation
50 ft. 
Coordinates
T34N R1W S21 
Site Description
Exposed rock cliff, south-facing and directly over the water, in hard to reach niches and crevices, with Armeria maritima, Plantago lanceolata, Grindelia integrifolia. 
Specimen Notes
Rare cactus, small clumps in seemingly poor condition, pads often broken loose, apparently susceptible to livestock trampling. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
15. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
Waldron Island.
48.701111°, -123.027222°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3200 meters. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
On rocks. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 12391
Geo. B. Rigg s.n.     Jul 1908
15. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
106906 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
12391 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia polyacantha Haw. var. borealis.
    Annotated by Geo. B. Rigg.
2. Opuntia polyacantha var. borealis.
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
4. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Lyman Benson, 1959. Remarks: Identified at the Herbarium of Pomona College Claremont, California
5. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by SM Skillman, 1981. Remarks: Washington State University
6. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991. Remarks: Arizona State University - ASU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Geo. B. Rigg 
Collection #
s.n. 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
Jul 1908 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
Waldron Island. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.701111°, -123.027222° 
Site Description
On rocks. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
16. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Canada, British Columbia
North side of Peace River about 4 miles west of Taylor; Peace River District.
56.176338°, -120.744366°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 3000 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Steeper, more eroded spots on south-facing, open slopes. Locally common in some areas. Phenology: Fertile. Origin: Native.
WTU 233416
J. A. Calder 24599    24 May 1960
with J. M. Gillett
16. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
106910 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
233416 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by SM Skillman, 1991. Remarks: Washington State University
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991. Remarks: Arizona State University - ASU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. A. Calder 
Collection #
24599 
Other Collectors
J. M. Gillett 
Date Collected
24 May 1960 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
North side of Peace River about 4 miles west of Taylor; Peace River District. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
56.176338°, -120.744366° 
Site Description
Steeper, more eroded spots on south-facing, open slopes. 
Specimen Notes
Locally common in some areas. 
Phenology
Fertile 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
17. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Canada, British Columbia
Thompson River Canyon near Spences Bridge.
50.415026°, -121.357553°. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate uncertainty: 7500 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer. Coordinate Source: Digital Map.
Arid zone. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 16722JWT
J. William Thompson 37    28 May 1938
17. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
106913 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
16722JWT 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Lyman Benson, 1959.
3. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by SM Skillman, 1981.
4. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by Bruce D. Parfitt, 1991. Remarks: Arizona State University - ASU 
Type Notes
 
Collector
J. William Thompson 
Collection #
37 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
28 May 1938 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
Canada 
State or Province
British Columbia 
County
 
Locality
Thompson River Canyon near Spences Bridge. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
50.415026°, -121.357553° 
Site Description
Arid zone. 
Specimen Notes
 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
18. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands. Barren Island.
Elev. 30 ft. 48° 37.366' N, 123° 9.361' W.
Bedrock dome rising 30 feet above the water. Lushly covered with Camas and Plectritis. Frequent or locally common at west end of island. Specimen microwaved for more than one minute. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 385736
Peter Dunwiddie 06-22    26 Apr 2006
18. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
145674 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
385736 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 2006. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter Dunwiddie 
Collection #
06-22 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 Apr 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands. Barren Island. 
Elevation
30 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 37.366' N, 123° 9.361' W 
Site Description
Bedrock dome rising 30 feet above the water. Lushly covered with Camas and Plectritis. 
Specimen Notes
Frequent or locally common at west end of island. Specimen microwaved for more than one minute. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
19. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands. Little Cactus Island.
Elev. 20 ft. 48° 38.87' N, 123° 7.517' W.
Low island in two parcels; 0.28 acre and 0.05 acre separated at high tide. East of two larger Cactus Islands. Upland is a lush Camassia leichtlinii meadow. Extensive ringing bedrock rim. Two small patches at top of island. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 385955
Peter Dunwiddie 06-51    27 Apr 2006
19. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
146089 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
385955 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 2006. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter Dunwiddie 
Collection #
06-51 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
27 Apr 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands. Little Cactus Island. 
Elevation
20 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 38.87' N, 123° 7.517' W 
Site Description
Low island in two parcels; 0.28 acre and 0.05 acre separated at high tide. East of two larger Cactus Islands. Upland is a lush Camassia leichtlinii meadow. Extensive ringing bedrock rim. 
Specimen Notes
Two small patches at top of island. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
20. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands. Battleship Island.
Elev. 0-40 ft. 48° 37.494' N, 123° 11.115' W.
Five acre rock outcrop rising 40 feet above water, with shrub thickets, a few Pseudotsuga and Madrona trees, lush camas swales and bedrock outcrops. Several plants on steep southwest side. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 387757
Rod Gilbert 06-62    26 Apr 2006
20. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
153156 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
387757 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 2006. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Rod Gilbert 
Collection #
06-62 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
26 Apr 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands. Battleship Island. 
Elevation
0-40 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 37.494' N, 123° 11.115' W 
Site Description
Five acre rock outcrop rising 40 feet above water, with shrub thickets, a few Pseudotsuga and Madrona trees, lush camas swales and bedrock outcrops. 
Specimen Notes
Several plants on steep southwest side. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
21. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands. Unnamed Island #72.
Elev. 10 ft. 48° 35.202' N, 123° 0.434' W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: GPS.
A 0.069 acre (measured) islet rising 10 feet above high tide line with a few low, scattered Juniperus and Rosa nutkana with abundant Bromus rigidus. Common across much of the west side of island. Many plants with abundant fragments rooting in crevices. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 387806
Ben Legler 3453    1 Jun 2006
21. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
153809 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
387806 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 24 2006. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Ben Legler 
Collection #
3453 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Jun 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands. Unnamed Island #72. 
Elevation
10 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 35.202' N, 123° 0.434' W 
Site Description
A 0.069 acre (measured) islet rising 10 feet above high tide line with a few low, scattered Juniperus and Rosa nutkana with abundant Bromus rigidus. 
Specimen Notes
Common across much of the west side of island. Many plants with abundant fragments rooting in crevices. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
22. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands. U.S. BLM land. Victim Island.
Elev. 50 ft. 48° 36.831' N, 122° 58.472' W.
An open, forested, 3 acre island with Arbutus, Quercus, Juniperus, and Pseudotsuga; Holodiscus dominant shrub understory; deer evident. A cluster of plants at the south end of island on a rock outcrop. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 388671
Pam Camp 06-157    1 Jun 2006
22. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
153942 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
388671 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 24 2006. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Pam Camp 
Collection #
06-157 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
1 Jun 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands. U.S. BLM land. Victim Island. 
Elevation
50 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 36.831' N, 122° 58.472' W 
Site Description
An open, forested, 3 acre island with Arbutus, Quercus, Juniperus, and Pseudotsuga; Holodiscus dominant shrub understory; deer evident. 
Specimen Notes
A cluster of plants at the south end of island on a rock outcrop. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
23. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands. Boulder Island.
Elev. 0-65 ft. 48° 25.92' N, 122° 48.158' W.
Open grassy 4 acre(?) island with rock/cliff shores. Only trees are several dozen stunted Pseudotsuga menziesii. Patch on southwest bench of island. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 393464
David Giblin 649    6 Sep 2006
23. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
154172 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
393464 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 20 2006. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
649 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
6 Sep 2006 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands. Boulder Island. 
Elevation
0-65 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 25.92' N, 122° 48.158' W 
Site Description
Open grassy 4 acre(?) island with rock/cliff shores. Only trees are several dozen stunted Pseudotsuga menziesii. 
Specimen Notes
Patch on southwest bench of island. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
24. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
East Sucia #4.
48.76435° N, 122.88718° W. Coordinate Source: GPS.
40 feet high sandstone rock with mostly overhanging cliffs around all sides. Heavily vegetated across top, with diverse meadows, thickets, and some Pseudotsuga and Juniperus. 0.21 acres. A couple of plants on a rocky ledge. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 377185
David Giblin 1417    25 Apr 2008
24. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
167723 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
377185 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 20 2008. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
David Giblin 
Collection #
1417 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Apr 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
East Sucia #4. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.76435° N, 122.88718° W 
Site Description
40 feet high sandstone rock with mostly overhanging cliffs around all sides. Heavily vegetated across top, with diverse meadows, thickets, and some Pseudotsuga and Juniperus. 0.21 acres. 
Specimen Notes
A couple of plants on a rocky ledge. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
25. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Aleck Rock. South of Lopez Island.
Elev. 0-32 ft. 48° 25.399' N, 122° 51.038' W.
Island includes two islets separated by a gravel berm which probably is submerged at very high tides. A few plants on east side of island. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 396171
Phil Green PG 08-70    30 May 2008
25. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
168512 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
396171 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 1 2008. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Phil Green 
Collection #
PG 08-70 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
30 May 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Aleck Rock. South of Lopez Island. 
Elevation
0-32 ft. 
Coordinates
48° 25.399' N, 122° 51.038' W 
Site Description
Island includes two islets separated by a gravel berm which probably is submerged at very high tides. 
Specimen Notes
A few plants on east side of island. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
26. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Grant County:
Babcock Bench.
Elev. 560 ft. 47.16436° N, 120.00568° W. Coordinate uncertainty: 5 meters.
West-facing slope above riparian zone; sandy near base and lithosol towards top. Uncommon in sandy area above riparian zone. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 380834
Pam Camp 08-36    29 Apr 2008
26. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
169966 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
380834 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 13 2008. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Pam Camp 
Collection #
08-36 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
29 Apr 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Grant 
Locality
Babcock Bench. 
Elevation
560 ft. 
Coordinates
47.16436° N, 120.00568° W 
Site Description
West-facing slope above riparian zone; sandy near base and lithosol towards top. 
Specimen Notes
Uncommon in sandy area above riparian zone. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
27. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Willow Island. A large, 100' high rocky island 1/3 mile west of Blakely Island.
Elev. 100 ft. 48.5402°, -122.82242°. Datum: WGS 84. Georeferenced by WTU Staff. Coordinate Source: Georeferenced.
Partially treed with Pseudotsuga and Arbutus. Open understory dominated by Elymus glaucus and Symphoricarpos albus. East side has extensive cliffs and ledges and is particularly rich with ferns. Considerable deer browse. Rock appears to be serpentine. Several patches on south and west sides. Very healthy plants, some flowered. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 393053
Steve Hahn 08-106A    25 Sep 2008
27. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
171746 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
393053 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 28 2008. Sources: FNA.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Steve Hahn 
Collection #
08-106A 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
25 Sep 2008 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Willow Island. A large, 100' high rocky island 1/3 mile west of Blakely Island. 
Elevation
100 ft. 
Coordinates
48.5402°, -122.82242° 
Site Description
Partially treed with Pseudotsuga and Arbutus. Open understory dominated by Elymus glaucus and Symphoricarpos albus. East side has extensive cliffs and ledges and is particularly rich with ferns. Considerable deer browse. Rock appears to be serpentine. 
Specimen Notes
Several patches on south and west sides. Very healthy plants, some flowered. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
28. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, San Juan County:
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Rim Island. Near Decatur.
Elev. 6-13 ft. 48.4812° N, 122.82812° W. Datum: WGS 84. Coordinate Source: GPS.
0.08831 hectare island; scattered shrubs; lots of grasses; stony. A couple of small patches, south end. Phenology: Vegetative. Origin: Native.
WTU 393198
Peter Dunwiddie 09-11    23 Apr 2009
28. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
172893 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
393198 
Barcode
 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by David Giblin, 22 2009. Sources: H&C.  
Type Notes
 
Collector
Peter Dunwiddie 
Collection #
09-11 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
23 Apr 2009 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
San Juan 
Locality
San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area. Rim Island. Near Decatur. 
Elevation
6-13 ft. 
Coordinates
48.4812° N, 122.82812° W 
Site Description
0.08831 hectare island; scattered shrubs; lots of grasses; stony. 
Specimen Notes
A couple of small patches, south end. 
Phenology
Vegetative 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
No 

Cactaceae
29. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
U.S.A., Washington, Okanogan County:
2.8 miles north of Elmer City, on highway 10A.
48.027368°, -118.959825°. Coordinate uncertainty: 500 meters. Georeferenced by Joseph Stormer.
Open, dry, sunny roadside fields. Rocky soil. Some scattered Sidalcea. Flowers yellow. Phenology: Flowers. Origin: Native.
WTU 188226; Barcode: WTU-V-007065
Gary R. Baker 1563    24 Jun 1959
29. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
Database ID
191749 
Herbarium
WTU 
Collection
Vascular Plants 
Dataset
 
Accession
188226 
Barcode
WTU-V-007065 
Other Numbers
 
Family
Cactaceae 
Name on Specimen
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Accepted Name
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. 
Annotation History
1. Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
2. Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
    Annotated by SM Skillman, 1981. Remarks: Washington State University. 
Type Notes
 
Collector
Gary R. Baker 
Collection #
1563 
Other Collectors
 
Date Collected
24 Jun 1959 
Verbatim Date
 
Country
U.S.A. 
State or Province
Washington 
County
Okanogan 
Locality
2.8 miles north of Elmer City, on highway 10A. 
Elevation
 
Coordinates
48.027368°, -118.959825° 
Site Description
Open, dry, sunny roadside fields. Rocky soil. Some scattered Sidalcea. 
Specimen Notes
Flowers yellow. 
Phenology
Flowers 
Origin
Native 
Cultivated?
No 
Imaged?
Yes 

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Database Field Descriptions:
Database ID
Each of our backend databases assigns a unique and persistent integer ID to each specimen record. A GUID (globally unique identifier) can be formed from this by combining it with the herbarium and collection acronyms (example: WTU-VP-12733).
Herbarium
Every herbarium is referred to by a unique acronym. Ours is WTU, which stands for Washington Territorial University. Our database also includes some specimens housed at NOCA (North Cascades National Park Herbarium) and MORA (Mount Rainier National Park Herbarium). For a complete listing of herbarium acronyms, see Index Herbariorum.
Collection
WTU's specimens are physically housed in separate collections according to taxonomic groups: Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, Algae, Lichens, and Fungi.
Dataset
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Accession
Each of WTU's Vascular Plant specimens is assigned an accession number. Our other collections lack accession numbers (see Barcode instead). Ideally, each specimen would have a unique accession number, but this fails in practice. Some accession numbers include "JWT" after the number; these indicate specimens originating from the herbarium of J. William Thompson that were integrated into WTU's collections but not re-accessioned with WTU numbers. Accession numbers followed by an "A", "B", or other single letter represent sheets with multiple collections mounted on them, all using the same accession number.
Barcode
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Other Numbers
Specimens collected from North Cascades and Mount Rainier National Parks are assigned National Park Service accession and catalog numbers. These numbers are listed here.
Family
The scientific name of the family. Our database generally uses AGPIII and other current sources for vascular plant family names. However, our physical Vascular Plant collection is organized by the older Englerian sequence.
Accepted Name
For Vascular Plants, this gives the accepted name by which the specimen is currently known. The accepted name is derived by looking up the most recent annotation name in a synonymy table and finding its corresponding accepted name.
Annotation History
The sequence of annotations and scientific names given on the physical specimen is listed here, in order from the first to most recent. We treat the name on the original label as the first annotation.
Type Notes
If this is a type specimen, then information about its type status (holotype, isotype, etc.) and the name(s) for which it is a type is provided here.
Collector
The person who collected this specimen, as given on the label, and whose name is associated with the collection number on the label. If no collector name is given, we enter "unknown" into this field.
Collection #
A unique number assigned to the specimen by the collector. Different collectors use different numbering schemes; these may include the addition of prefixes (such as their initials or the year) or suffixes (such as an A or B). In the database, any prefixes and suffixes are included in the Collector's Number field exactly as they appear on the specimen label. When no collector number is given, we type "s.n." in this field.
Other Collectors
Other collectors that are listed on the label along with the primary collector, but whose collection number was not assigned to this specimen.
Date Collected
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Verbatim Date
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Country
Name of the country from which the specimen was collected. Specimens from the United States of America are entered as "U.S.A."
State or Province
Name of the state or province from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. U.S. states are spelled out in full.
County
Name of the county, municipality, borough, parish, or equivalent political unit from which the specimen was collected, if given on the label. The designation (such as "county") is not included in the field value.
Locality
A text description of the location where the specimen was collected, as given on the specimen label. May include national park, national forest, and other land use designations. Older collections often have short and imprecise locality data. Detailed locality data for rare species (threatened, endangered, sensitive, watch, ...) is included in our database but omitted from the search results.
Elevation
Elevations may be given either in feet or meters, and may include a minimum and maximum elevation, representing a range.
Coordinates
May include TRS/PLSS (township, range, section, quarter, etc.), latitude/longitude, and UTM. Coordinates for arare species are included in our database but omittedfrom the search results.
Site Description
This field includes all label information characterizing the site, such habitat, vegetation zone/association, substrate, slope, moisture, associated species, and so on - as the information appears on the specimen label.
Specimen Notes
Includes any characteristics pertaining to the plant specimen itself, such as flower color, fruit length, and plant height, along with information about the species, such as abundance and the precise location and micro-habitat where collected. Also includes any notes or text on the specimen that does not better fit into another field.
Phenology
Specifies the sexual maturity/condition of the specimen, such as flowering, fruiting, cone-bearing, spore-bearing, fertile, or sterile. Phenology is generally not given on the label; instead the person entering the record examines the specimen and selects the appropriate value.
Origin
Specifies whether the specimen is native or introduced to the state or country where it was collected. Origin data is rarely found on the specimen label; instead, it is entered during data entry either from a lookup table or from the date entry personnel's own knowledge. Origin data should be considered supplemental information, and should not be relied on as authoritative.
Cultivated
A Yes/No flag indicating if this is a cultivated specimen. Cultivated specimens generally do not represent valid distribution records and should be excluded from range maps or other geographic analyses.


Disclaimer:

WTU makes a reasonable effort to prevent and correct data entry errors; however, we cannot guarantee that our database is free from typos, misidentifications, or inaccurate label data. Please use the information at your own discretion. Error corrections and comments can be sent to Ben Legler or David Giblin.