Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 11129 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
LoasaceaeLoasaceaeLoasaceae  
Species Mentzelia laevicaulis (Hook.) Torr. & Gray
Common name   smoothstem blazingstar
Collector(s)
J.G. Harris   3932  
Coll. Date 25 June 2005 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, footslopes below Indian Farm Creek Canyon, ca 8 km due SW of Callao; 
 
Elev.: 5084 ft. (1550 m.)
Habitat Notes salt desert shrub 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 39° 51'  20" N, 113° 47'  23" 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 laevicaulis (Dougl. ex Hook.) Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): blazingstar mentzelia, smoothstem blazingstar.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503779, click for more information and references)

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

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11129s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01242s1.jpg 
01242
specimen image: 01482s1.jpg 
01482
specimen image: 02790s1.jpg 
02790
specimen image: 02841s1.jpg 
02841
specimen image: 03905s1.jpg 
03905
specimen image: 10276s1.jpg 
10276
specimen image: 11707c1.jpg 
11707
specimen image: 11707d1.jpg 
11707
specimen image: 11707s1.jpg 
11707
specimen image: 11795d1.jpg 
11795
specimen image: 11795s1.jpg 
11795

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11127 Camissonia boothii  var. alyssioides   "Booth's camissonia" same section
11128 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" same section
11130 Polygala acanthoclada      "desert polygala" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Dell Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. N   Indian Farm Creek 
Kent Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 5154  Indian Farm Creek 
CCC Campground (Locale) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. E 4807  Indian Farm Creek 
Snake Valley (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. E   Mormon Gap 
Snake Valley (Basin) White Pine County, NV 2.1 mi. E 4692  Baker 
Middle Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Goshute Canyon 
Big Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Goshute 
Goshute Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Goshute 
Rock Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 4.1 mi. N 5243  Goshute Canyon 
Indian Squaw Rock (Pillar) Juab County, UT 3.8 mi. NW 7628  Goshute Canyon 
Falkenberg Ranch (Locale) Juab County, UT 5.1 mi. S 5456  Indian Farm Creek 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 5.4 mi. S   Ibapah Peak 
Oro del Rey Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 5.3 mi. N 8701  Goshute Canyon 
Willow Springs Station (Locale) Juab County, UT 5.1 mi. NE 4337  Callao 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Juab County, UT 5.1 mi. NE 4337  Callao 
Big Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 5.3 mi. NE 4331  Callao 
Swimming Hole (Lake) Tooele County, UT 5.4 mi. NE 4331  Callao 
Basin Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 5.2 mi. NE   Goshute 
Jacobs Hole (Lake) Tooele County, UT 6.3 mi. NE 4318  Callao 

Links

Taxon Links for species Mentzelia laevicaulis  (Hook.) 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+laevicaulis

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