Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03087 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Encelia frutescens (A. Gray) A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. resinosa M.E. Jones ex S.F. Blake
Common name   sticky brittlebush
B. Earls   s.n.  
   with L. Jones
Coll. Date 10 October 1998 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Desert.
     Elev.: 4500 ft. (1372 m.)
Habitat Notes sand desert community; in dry soil. 
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 38° 53'  17" N, 110° 47'  15" W
Township Range T22S, R10E  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Encelia frutescens var. resinosa M.E. Jones ex Blake

Common Name(s): button brittlebush, resin brittlebush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=527881, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Encelia
                                        Species: Encelia frutescens
                                            Variety: Encelia frutescens var. resinosa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03087s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02483s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02826s3.jpg 
specimen image: 03983s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05948s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06402s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08528s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08914s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09218s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10217s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10232s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11618d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11618s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13548s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15641s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00700 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" 1 mi. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Dutchman Arch (Arch) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. S 7041  San Rafael Knob 
Locomotive Point (Cape) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 7057  The Blocks 
Chimney Rock (Pillar) Emery County, UT 1.5 mi. W 7261  The Blocks 
Sinbad Valley (Area) Emery County, UT 2 mi. SE 7031  The Blocks 
Ghost Rock (Pillar) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 7349  San Rafael Knob 
Reid Neilson Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2 mi. E 6979  The Blocks 
Head of Sinbad (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. S 7113  San Rafael Knob 
Horseshoe Bend (Bend) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. E 7094  The Wickiup 
Forked Post Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. S 7054  San Rafael Knob 
Swaseys Arch (Arch) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. N 6349  The Blocks 
Secret Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. SW 7159  San Rafael Knob 
Swasey Cabin (Locale) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. S 7195  San Rafael Knob 
Earls Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   San Rafael Knob 
The Blocks (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. W 6447  The Blocks 
Obscure Arch (Arch) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. N 128  The Blocks 
Eagle Canyon Arch (Arch) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. SW 6798  San Rafael Knob 
Devils Monument (Pillar) Emery County, UT 4.6 mi. N 6697  The Blocks 
Golden Gate (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. NW 6211  The Blocks 
Joe and His Dog (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. N 6519  The Blocks 
Georges Draw Well (Well) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 6867  Twin Knolls 


Taxon Links for species Encelia frutescens  (A. Gray) A. 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

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