Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10879 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray
Common name   sand dropseed
Donna M. Barnes   4800  
Coll. Date 24 August 2005 
United States
San Juan County
Locality along Johns Canyon Road (County Highway 244), ca. 1.6 road miles W of Utah Highway 316, N of Gooosenecks State Park;
     Elev.: 5036 ft. (1535 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° 12'  15" N, 109° 54'  57" 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: 10879s1.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: 10884s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10889 Ambrosia psilostachya      "western ragweed" same section
10877 Gaillardia pinnatifida      "Hopi blanketflower" same section
10876 Hilaria jamesii      "James' galleta" same section
10880 Machaeranthera parviflora      "small-flowered tansy aster" same section
10881 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" same section
10882 Stephanomeria pauciflora      "brownplume wirelettuce" same section
10878 Townsendia annua      "annual Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Goosenecks of San Juan Campground (Locale) San Juan County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 4859  The Goosenecks 
Raplees Stone House (Locale) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. N 4997  The Goosenecks 
Goosenecks State Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. S 4990  The Goosenecks 
Goodridge Rocks (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 4045  The Goosenecks 
The Tabernacle (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 4380  The Goosenecks 
Honaker Trail (Trail) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. W 5210  The Goosenecks 
Bell Butte (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. N 5279  The Goosenecks 
Second Narrows (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. S   The Goosenecks 
Goosenecks of the San Juan River State Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. S 4738  The Goosenecks 
The Goosenecks (Bend) San Juan County, UT 2.8 mi. S 4738  The Goosenecks 
Cedar Point (Cliff) San Juan County, UT 2.5 mi. NW 6083  The Goosenecks 
Mendenhalls Cabin (Locale) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. S 4091  The Goosenecks 
Mendenhall Loop (Bend) San Juan County, UT 3.5 mi. S 4351  The Goosenecks 
Alhambra Rock (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 4.4 mi. S 4784  The Goosenecks 
Lees Ranch (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.5 mi. N 5286  Cedar Mesa South 
Mexican Hat (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 4.5 mi. SE 4246  Mexican Hat 
Moki Dugway (Slope) San Juan County, UT 4.9 mi. N 5968  Cedar Mesa South 
Mexican Hat Rock (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 4.2 mi. SE 4315  Mexican Hat 
Moki Dugway (Locale) San Juan County, UT 5 mi. N 6309  Cedar Mesa South 
Valles Trailer Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 4200  Mexican Hat 


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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