Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10884 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray
Common name   sand dropseed
D.M. Barnes   4794  
Coll. Date 24 August 2005 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Highway 191, mile marker 33, road W of highway
     Elev.: 4984 ft. (1520 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community; 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 37° 23'  23" N, 109° 31'  3" 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):

     Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) Gray

     Agrostis cryptandra Torr.
     Sporobolus cryptandrus ssp. fuscicola (Hook.) E.K. Jones & Fassett
     Sporobolus cryptandrus var. fuscicola (Hook.) Pohl
     Sporobolus cryptandrus var. occidentalis E.K. Jones & Fassett

Common Name(s): sand dropseed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42132, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Sporobolus
                                        Species: Sporobolus cryptandrus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10884s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00999s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03597s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04551s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05975s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10289s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10879s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10886 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" same section
10885 Bouteloua gracilis      "blue grama" same section
10887 Chrysothamnus greenei      "Greene's rabbitbrush" same section
10888 Lycium pallidum      "pale desert-thorn" 45 ft. NE
10883 Senecio douglasii  var. longilobus   "thread-leaf ragwort" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Decker Ranch (Locale) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. W 4623  No-Mans Island 
Right Hand Fork Cottonwood Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Big Bench 
No-Mans Island (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. W 4872  No-Mans Island 
Decker Cove (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. NW   No-Mans Island 
Cowboy Pasture (Flat) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. E 4725  Big Bench 
Trail of the Ancients (Trail) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. NE 4990  Big Bench 
Black Rock Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   No-Mans Island 
Bluff Bench (Bench) San Juan County, UT 4 mi. S 5154  Bluff 
The Horn (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 4.2 mi. S 5187  Recapture Pocket 
Big Bench (Bench) San Juan County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 4905  Big Bench 
Chimney Rocks (Summit) San Juan County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 4511  Recapture Pocket 
Chimney Rock Draw (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.5 mi. SE   Bluff 
Horse Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.4 mi. E   Blanding South 
Recapture Pocket (Basin) San Juan County, UT 5.5 mi. SE 4531  Recapture Pocket 
White Mesa (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 5.9 mi. NE 5305  Big Bench 
Tank Point Well (Well) San Juan County, UT 5.8 mi. SW 4800  Bluff 
Fiddlers Green (Basin) San Juan County, UT 6.2 mi. NE 4879  Big Bench 


Taxon Links for species Sporobolus cryptandrus  (Torr.) A. 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

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