Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 13750 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
BetulaceaeBetulaceaeBetulaceae  
Species Betula occidentalis Hook.
Common name   water birch
Collector(s)
J.G. Harris   4496  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 09 May 2007 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, Birch Creek Canyon;
     Elev.: 6248 ft. (1905 m.)
Habitat Notes canyon bottom 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° 43'  19" N, 113° 54'  34" 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):

     Betula occidentalis Hook.

     Betula beeniana A. Nels.
     Betula fontinalis Sarg.
     Betula occidentalis var. inopina (Jepson) C.L. Hitchc.
     Betula papyrifera ssp. occidentalis (Hook.) HultÚn
     Betula papyrifera var. occidentalis (Hook.) Sarg.

Common Name(s): water birch.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19488, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Hamamelidae
                            Order: Fagales
                                Family: Betulaceae
                                    Genus: Betula
                                        Species: Betula occidentalis
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13750s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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01305
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01878
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02091
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02158
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02174
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03289
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03290
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06386
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06585
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09285
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11189
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11189
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11189
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12092
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12092
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12092
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13652
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13669
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13703
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13736

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13721 Allium bisceptrum      "twincrest wild onion" 1.7 mi. N
13752 Arctium minus      "lesser burdock" same section
13727 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. latiloba   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.7 mi. N
13755 Berberis repens      "Oregongrape" same section
13724 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 1.7 mi. N
13749 Coryphantha vivipara      "common foxtail cactus" 128 ft. NW
13720 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.7 mi. N
13747 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 128 ft. NW
13129 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" same section
13128 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. NE
13126 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. NE
13122 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" same section
13121 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" same section
13127 Hackelia ibapensis      "Ibapah tickweed" same section
13119 Hackelia ibapensis      "Ibapah tickweed" 1.2 mi. NE
13723 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" 1.7 mi. N
13731 Holodiscus dumosus  var. dumosus   "mountainspray" 1.7 mi. N
13726 Lappula occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western stickseed" 1.7 mi. N
13722 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" 1.7 mi. N
13748 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" 128 ft. NW
13745 Oenothera cespitosa  var. cespitosa   "tufted evening primrose" 128 ft. NW
13730 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" 1.7 mi. N
13754 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" same section
13753 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" same section
13746 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 128 ft. NW
13725 Sisymbrium irio      "London rocket" 1.7 mi. N
13732 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.7 mi. N
13751 Urtica dioica  var. occidentalis  same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Narrows (Gut) Juab County, UT 0.8 mi. NW 6998  Partoun 
Trough Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 2 mi. S 5693  Partoun 
Wood Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Partoun 
Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.6 mi. E   Partoun 
Lime Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 3.5 mi. S 5909  Partoun 
West Fork Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3 mi. W   Partoun 
North Fork Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3 mi. W   Ibapah Peak 
Lime Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4 mi. S 5250  Partoun 
Blue Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 3.6 mi. W 8852  Partoun 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Ibapah Peak 
Little Red Cedar Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 6473  Partoun 
Trout Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. E   Ibapah Peak 
West Desert School (School) Juab County, UT 5.5 mi. S 4800  Partoun 
Partoun (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 5.6 mi. S 4797  Partoun 
Little Valley Wash (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.8 mi. SW   Topaz Mountain East 
Red Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 5.6 mi. N 11497  Ibapah Peak 
Mile Pond (Lake) Juab County, UT 5.2 mi. SE 4698  Trout Creek 

Links

Taxon Links for species Betula occidentalis  Hook.

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=Betula+occidentalis

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