Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 12568 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
EphedraceaeEphedraceaeEphedraceae  
Species Ephedra viridis Coville
Infraspecific    var. viridis 
Collector(s)
Donna M. Barnes   5464  
Coll. Date 03 April 2007 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
San Juan
Locality about 1 mile W of Bluff, along a dirt road ca. 0.3 road miles N of U.S. Highway 191;
     Elev.: 4389 ft. (1338 m.)
Habitat Notes in a sandy wash. 
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° 16'  59" N, 109° 35'  8" 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):

     Ephedra viridis var. viridis Coville

Common Name(s): mormon tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=527889, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra viridis
                                        Variety: Ephedra viridis var. viridis
                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12568s1.jpg specimen image: 12568d1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01065s2.jpg 
01065
specimen image: 01212s2.jpg 
01212
specimen image: 01278s2.jpg 
01278
specimen image: 01340s2.jpg 
01340
specimen image: 01823s2.jpg 
01823
specimen image: 01842s2.jpg 
01842
specimen image: 02064s2.jpg 
02064
specimen image: 02147s2.jpg 
02147
specimen image: 03071s2.jpg 
03071
specimen image: 03192s2.jpg 
03192
specimen image: 05467s2.jpg 
05467
specimen image: 09204s2.jpg 
09204
specimen image: 09478s2.jpg 
09478
specimen image: 10159s2.jpg 
10159
specimen image: 10216s2.jpg 
10216
specimen image: 10337s4.jpg 
10337
specimen image: 12586d1.jpg 
12586
specimen image: 12586s2.jpg 
12586
specimen image: 13190s1.jpg 
13190
specimen image: 13540s1.jpg 
13540
specimen image: 13697s1.jpg 
13697

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12570 Corydalis aurea      "golden fumewort" same section
12569 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" same section
12573 Lappula occidentalis      "western stickseed" same section
12571 Oenothera cavernae      "cave-dwelling evening primrose" same section
12575 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
12576 Rumex patientia      "patience dock" same section
12574 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" same section
12572 Townsendia annua      "annual Townsend-daisy" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.5 mi. SE   Cream Pots 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 1.5 mi. SE   Chippean Rocks 
Navajo Twins (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. E 4393  Bluff 
Bluff Cemetery (Cemetery) San Juan County, UT 1.7 mi. E 4413  Bluff 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) San Juan County, UT 1.7 mi. E 4324  Bluff 
Bluff (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. E 4324  Bluff 
Bluff School (School) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. E 4321  Bluff 
Buck Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. SW   Bluff 
Calf Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. E   Bluff 
Spring Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. NE   Bluff 
Turquoise RV Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. E 4334  Bluff 
Sand Island Campground (Locale) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 4839  Bluff 
Sunbonnet Rock (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. E 4403  Bluff 
Hobbs Wash Historical Marker (Park) San Juan County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 4429  Bluff 
Cow Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.4 mi. E   Bluff 
Tank Point Well (Well) San Juan County, UT 3.2 mi. N 4800  Bluff 
White Rock Point (Cliff) San Juan County, UT 3.3 mi. S 4689  White Rock Point 
Tank Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.5 mi. N 4876  Bluff 
Bluff Airport (Airport) San Juan County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 4459  Bluff SW 
Gray Point (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 5207  White Rock Point 

Links

Taxon Links for species Ephedra viridis  Coville

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=Ephedra+viridis

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