Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10483 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Camissonia scapoidea (Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray) P.H. Raven
Infraspecific    var. scapoidea 
Common name   Paiute suncup
D.M. Barnes   4435  
Coll. Date 17 May 2005 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Valley of the Gods, W side of scenic loop, W side of road at base of large formation.
     Elev.: 5010 ft. (1527 m.)
Habitat Notes Entrada Formation, sandy soil; blackbrush 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 37° 18'  43.5" N, 109° 51'  22.4" 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):

     Camissonia scapoidea ssp. scapoidea (Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray) Raven

     Oenothera scapoidea Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray
     Oenothera scapoidea var. seorsa (A. Nels.) Munz

Common Name(s): Paiute suncup, Seorsa evening primrose, Seorsa eveningprimrose.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27544, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Myrtales
                                Family: Onagraceae
                                    Genus: Camissonia
                                        Species: Camissonia scapoidea
                                            Subspecies: Camissonia scapoidea ssp. scapoidea


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10483s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00243s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03998s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05922s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06148s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08976s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11715d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11715s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10504 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" 60 ft. SW
10503 Argemone corymbosa  var. arenicola  60 ft. SW
04261 Argemone corymbosa  var. arenicola  same section
10506 Astragalus amphioxys  var. vespertinus   "western crescent milkvetch" 60 ft. SW
10505 Cymopterus newberryi      "sweet-root spring parsley" 60 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Castle Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1072 ft. NE 5269  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Battleship Rock (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 5164  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Lady in the Bathtub (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 5069  Cedar Mesa South 
Franklin Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 4954  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Valley of the Gods (Basin) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. S 4656  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Rooster Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 4882  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Pyramid Peak (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 4876  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Setting Hen Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.9 mi. SE 4810  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Seven Sailors (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 5.1 mi. S 4567  Mexican Hat 
Cigarette Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 5578  Cigarette Spring Cave 
Bell Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 5.4 mi. S 5279  The Goosenecks 
Lees Ranch (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.9 mi. SW 5286  Cedar Mesa South 
West Fork Lime Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 5.8 mi. S   Cedar Mesa South 
Cedar Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 6.4 mi. NW 6749  Cedar Mesa North 


Taxon Links for species Camissonia scapoidea  (Nutt. ex Torr. & Gray) P.H. Raven

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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