Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10844 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atriplex heterosperma Bunge
Common name   two-seeded orach
D.M. Barnes   4819  
Coll. Date 03 September 2005 
United States
Summit County
Locality Park City, Highway 224, Silver Creek, E of old downtown.
     Elev.: 6980 ft. (2128 m.)
Habitat Notes mountain shrub community, stream upland. 
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 40° 38'  44" N, 111° 29'  38" 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):

     Atriplex micrantha Ledeb.

     Atriplex heterosperma Bunge

Common Name(s): twoscale orache, twoscale saltbush, two-scale saltbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192269, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Atriplex
                                        Species: Atriplex micrantha


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10844s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01394s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05690s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14978 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 2390 ft. E
14979 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" 2390 ft. E
14977 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" 2390 ft. E
03779 Smilacina racemosa      "false Solomon's Seal" 1.5 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Marsac School (historical) (School) Summit County, UT 564 ft. S 7110  Park City East 
Park City City Hall (Building) Summit County, UT 564 ft. S 7110  Park City East 
United Methodist Christian Science Society Park City Community Church (Church) Summit County, UT 598 ft. W 7038  Park City East 
Ontario Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 750 ft. W   Heber City 
Park City Post Office (Post Office) Summit County, UT 861 ft. SW 7054  Park City East 
KPCW-FM (Park City) (Tower) Summit County, UT 987 ft. SW 7064  Park City East 
Saint Lukes Episcopal Church (Church) Summit County, UT 1040 ft. SW 7054  Park City East 
Park City (Populated Place) Summit County, UT 1144 ft. W 7015  Park City East 
Rossi Hill (Summit) Summit County, UT 1425 ft. SE 7356  Park City East 
Saint Marys Catholic Church (Church) Summit County, UT 2062 ft. S 7166  Park City East 
Woodside Gulch (Valley) Summit County, UT 2224 ft. S   Park City West 
Creole Tunnel (Mine) Summit County, UT 2136 ft. W 7146  Park City West 
Masonic Hill (Summit) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. N 7435  Park City East 
Snow Shed (Building) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 7563  Park City East 
Empire Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. S   Brighton 
Park City Ski Area (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.6 mi. W 7540  Park City West 
Drain Tunnel Number 1 (Canal) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. S 7658  Park City East 
Ontario Ridge (Ridge) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. S 7454  Park City East 
Constellation Shaft (Mine) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 7655  Park City East 
Deer Valley Meadow (Flat) Summit County, UT 0.8 mi. E 7133  Park City East 


Taxon Links for species Atriplex heterosperma  Bunge

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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