Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 14114 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
EphedraceaeEphedraceaeEphedraceae  
Species Ephedra torreyana S. Watson
Common name   Torrey's ephedra
Collector(s)
R. Van Buren   770  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 02 June 2005 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Emery County
Locality western edge of San Rafael Desert, N side of Utah Highway 24, N of the junction with Goblin Valley Rd, ca. 3 miles N of the Wayne County Line;
     Elev.: 5008 ft. (1526 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy soils; 
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° 33'  1.75" N, 110° 37'  2.71" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L6S23. 

Taxonomy


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

     Ephedra torreyana S. Wats.

Common Name(s): torrey ephedra, Torrey mormon tea, Torrey's ephedra, Torrey's jointfir, Torrey's mormon tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502318, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra torreyana
                                                                                    

Images

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00158s2.jpg 
00158
specimen image: 01281s2.jpg 
01281
specimen image: 02014s2.jpg 
02014
specimen image: 02054s2.jpg 
02054
specimen image: 02828s3.jpg 
02828
specimen image: 05959s2.jpg 
05959
specimen image: 05961s2.jpg 
05961
specimen image: 06412s2.jpg 
06412
specimen image: 10934s2.jpg 
10934
specimen image: 10934f1.jpg 
10934

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14116 Atriplex corrugata      "mat saltbush" 6 ft. S
14115 Atriplex obovata      "mound saltbush" 6 ft. S

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Gilson Butte (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. N 5391  Gilson Butte 
Little Gilson Butte (Summit) Emery County, UT 3 mi. N 5138  Gilson Butte 
Gilson Butte Well (Well) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 5161  Gilson Butte 
Muller Well (Well) Wayne County, UT 4.6 mi. S 4984  Point of Rocks West 
Mollys Castle (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. NW 4902  Goblin Valley 
Jeffery Well (Well) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. E 5282  Gilson Butte 
Buckskin Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. N 5194  Goblin Valley 

Links

Taxon Links for species Ephedra torreyana  S. Watson

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+torreyana

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