Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10247 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.
Common name   India mustard
Donna M. Barnes   4171  
Coll. Date 18 April 2005 
United States
Mohave County
Locality along Old Highway 91, ca 5 miles N of Littlefield, at the junction of the Cedar Pockets Road;
     Elev.: 2263 ft. (690 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub community; pebbly-sandy soil. 
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 36° 57'  57" N, 113° 55'  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.


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

     Brassica juncea (L.) Czern.

     Brassica integrifolia Rupr.
     Brassica integrifolia (Vahl) Schulz, non Rupr.
     Brassica japonica Thunb.
     Brassica juncea var. crispifolia Bailey
     Brassica juncea var. japonica (Thunb.) Bailey
     Brassica willdenowii Boiss.
     Sinapis juncea L.

Common Name(s): Chinese mustard, India mustard, Indian mustard.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23059, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Brassica
                                        Species: Brassica juncea


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10247s3.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10246 Ambrosia salsola  var. salsola   "burrobush" 51 ft. NE
10245 Malacothrix glabrata      "smooth desert-dandelion" 51 ft. NE
10244 Rafinesquia neomexicana      "desert chicory" 51 ft. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Castle Cliff Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.5 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Figure Four Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
Welcome Creek (Stream) Mohave County, AZ 3.7 mi. W   West Mountain Peak 
Beaver Dam (Locale) Mohave County, AZ 4.6 mi. S 1831  Littlefield 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N 3140  Castle Cliff 
Beaver Dam Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 4.9 mi. S   Pine Park 
Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.9 mi. S   Pine Park 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.5 mi. SE   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Mormon Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 4.2 mi. W 2136  Littlefield 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 5 mi. NE 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 5 mi. NE   Jarvis Peak 
Littlefield (Populated Place) Mohave County, AZ 5.5 mi. S 1854  Littlefield 
Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. NW   Docs Pass 


Taxon Links for species Brassica juncea  (L.) Czern.

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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