Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 10355 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
LoasaceaeLoasaceaeLoasaceae  
Species Mentzelia albicaulis (Douglas ex Hook.) Douglas ex Torr. & Gray
Common name   whitestem blazingstar
Collector(s)
D.M. Barnes   4303  
Coll. Date 26 April 2005 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Garfield County
Locality Capitol Reef National Park, Notom Road, Oyster Shell Reef, W of road, ca 4.5 miles N of Burr Canyon.
     Elev.: 5390 ft. (1643 m.)
Habitat Notes deep clay-sand soil.6853 CARE-00246 
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° 54'  38" N, 111° 2'  43" 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.

Taxonomy


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

     Mentzelia albicaulis (Dougl. ex Hook.) Dougl. ex Torr. & Gray

     Acrolasia albicaulis (Dougl. ex Hook.) Rydb.
     Mentzelia albicaulis var. ctenophora (Rydb.) St. John
     Mentzelia albicaulis var. gracilis J. Darl.
     Mentzelia albicaulis var. tenerrima (Rydb.) St. John
     Mentzelia gracilis H.J. Thompson & Lewis non Urban & Gilg
     Mentzelia mojavensis H.J. Thompson & Roberts

Common Name(s): white blazingstar, whitestem blazingstar, whitestem stickleaf.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503757, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Violales
                                Family: Loasaceae
                                    Genus: Mentzelia
                                        Species: Mentzelia albicaulis
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10357 Allium macropetalum      "large-flowered wild onion" same section
10360 Astragalus malacoides      "Kaiparowits milkvetch" same section
10359 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" same section
10356 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" same section
10361 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" 40 ft. N
10358 Phacelia rafaelensis      "plateau scorpionweed" same section
10354 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Oyster Shell Reef (Bar) Garfield County, UT 2941 ft. S 5286  Bitter Creek Divide 
Bitter Spring Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 1.6 mi. SE   Bitter Creek Divide 
Strike Valley Overlook (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. S 5988  Bitter Creek Divide 
Peak-a-boo Rock (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. S 6224  Wagon Box Mesa 
Swap Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. SE   Cave Flat 
Bitter Creek Divide (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. N 5676  Bitter Creek Divide 
Bitter Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. N   Bitter Creek Divide 
Burr Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Wagon Box Mesa 
Divide Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.6 mi. N   Cave Flat 
Onion Flats Seep (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. NW 6549  Bitter Creek Divide 
Creek Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. SE   Bitter Creek Divide 
Swap Mesa (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 5561  Cave Flat 
Studhorse Peaks (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. SW 6943  Wagon Box Mesa 
The Post (Locale) Garfield County, UT 6.3 mi. SE 4981  The Post 

Links

Taxon Links for species Mentzelia albicaulis  (Douglas ex Hook.) Douglas ex Torr. & Gray

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Mentzelia+albicaulis

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