Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 12979 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
EuphorbiaceaeEuphorbiaceaeEuphorbiaceae  
Species Euphorbia brachycera Engelm.
Common name   horned spurge
Collector(s)
Donna M. Barnes   5887  
Coll. Date 14 June 2007 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Duchesne County
Locality [Fruitland, along U.S. Highway 40], on 43720 West, N of road, 5 miles E of Currant Creek;
     Elev.: 6565 ft. (2002 m.)
Habitat Notes road cut and sandy soil of wash area. 
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° 12'  17" N, 110° 48'  0.01" 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):

     Euphorbia brachycera Engelm.

     Euphorbia brachycera var. robusta (Engelm.) Dorn
     Euphorbia lurida Engelm.
     Euphorbia montana Engelm.
     Euphorbia odontadenia Boiss.
     Euphorbia robusta (Engelm.) Small ex. Britt. & Br.
     Pyrenula leucoplaca (Wallr.) Korber
     Tithymalus brachycera (Engelm.) Small
     Tithymalus montanus (Engelm.) Small
     Tithymalus robustus (Engelm.) Small

Common Name(s): horned spurge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28049, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Euphorbiales
                                Family: Euphorbiaceae
                                    Genus: Euphorbia
                                        Species: Euphorbia brachycera
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12964 Aliciella stenothyrsa      "Uinta Basin gilia" 7 ft. E
12971 Apocynum sibiricum      "Indian-hemp" same section
13149 Astragalus bisulcatus  var. bisulcatus   "two-grooved milkvetch" 7 ft. E
12976 Astragalus tenellus      "loose-flowered milkvetch" same section
12978 Castilleja scabrida  var. scabrida   "rough paintbrush" same section
12969 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" same section
12975 Eremogone eastwoodiae      "Eastwood's sandwort" same section
12972 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. brevicaule   "short-stemmed wild buckwheat" same section
12973 Eriogonum viridulum      "clay hill wild buckwheat" same section
12968 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
12966 Ipomopsis congesta  var. congesta   "ball-headed gilia" same section
12970 Lupinus argenteus  var. argenteus   "silvery lupine" same section
12967 Melilotus officinalis      "yellow sweetclover" same section
12974 Penstemon scariosus  var. garrettii   "Garrett's beardtongue" same section
12965 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" same section
12980 Stanleya viridiflora      "green princesplume" 7 ft. E
12977 Tetraneuris acaulis  var. epunctata   "stemless four-nerve daisy" same section
12981 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 3 ft. E

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sand Wash (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 1.9 mi. SE   Strawberry Pinnacles 
Currant Creek (Stream) Duchesne County, UT 2.3 mi. SE   Jimmies Point 
Fruitland (Populated Place) Duchesne County, UT 2.2 mi. W 6628  Fruitland 
Grass Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 3.2 mi. NW   Raspberry Knoll 
Fruitland Cemetery (Cemetery) Duchesne County, UT 2.9 mi. W 6687  Fruitland 
Grey Wolf Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 4.1 mi. N 7451  Tabby Mountain 
Coyote Draw (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Tabby Mountain 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Duchesne County, UT 3.3 mi. W 6697  Fruitland 
Currant Creek Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 4.2 mi. SW 8419  Fruitland 
Rough Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Raspberry Knoll 
Rough Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 5 mi. N   Tabby Mountain 
Beer Spring (Spring) Duchesne County, UT 5.2 mi. N 7215  Tabby Mountain 
Cedar Mountain (Summit) Duchesne County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 7661  Strawberry Pinnacles 
Right Fork Grass Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 5.2 mi. NW   Raspberry Knoll 
Hayes Ponds (Lake) Duchesne County, UT 5.8 mi. S 6083  Fruitland 
Timber Draw (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 6 mi. SW   Avintaquin Canyon 
Strawberry Pinnacles (Pillar) Duchesne County, UT 6.2 mi. SE 6090  Strawberry Pinnacles 
Red Creek (Stream) Duchesne County, UT 6.3 mi. SE   Wolf Creek Summit 
Sulfur Draw (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 6.4 mi. SW   Avintaquin Canyon 

Links

Taxon Links for species Euphorbia brachycera  Engelm.

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=Euphorbia+brachycera

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