Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14163 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt.
Common name   silver buffaloberry
R. Van Buren   817  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 08 July 2005 
United States
Duchesne County
Locality E side of Lake Fork River, N side of Utah Highway 87, ca. 1.5 miles W of Altamont;
     Elev.: 6286 ft. (1916 m.)
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° 21'  25.08" N, 110° 18'  43.92" 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: L13S1. 


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

     Shepherdia argentea (Pursh) Nutt.

     Elaeagnus utilis A. Nels.
     Lepargyrea argentea (Pursh) Greene

Common Name(s): silver buffaloberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=27778, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rhamnales
                                Family: Elaeagnaceae
                                    Genus: Shepherdia
                                        Species: Shepherdia argentea


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02721s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05371s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06093s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07485s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01270 Pinus edulis      "Colorado pinyon pine" 1.7 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Altamont-Mount Emmons Cemetery (Cemetery) Duchesne County, UT 2342 ft. SE 6395  Altamont 
South Boneta Canal (Canal) Duchesne County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 6359  Altamont 
Altamont High School (School) Duchesne County, UT 1.2 mi. E 6401  Altamont 
Altamont School (School) Duchesne County, UT 1.2 mi. E 6395  Altamont 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Duchesne County, UT 1.3 mi. E 6391  Altamont 
Altamont (Populated Place) Duchesne County, UT 1.4 mi. E 6385  Altamont 
Boneta (Populated Place) Duchesne County, UT 1.6 mi. W 6460  Altamont 
Kuntz Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 2.4 mi. S   Talmage 
Mount Emmons (Populated Place) Duchesne County, UT 2.1 mi. E 6293  Altamont 
Clement Hollow (Valley) Duchesne County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Talmage 
Altonah Cemetery (Cemetery) Duchesne County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 6569  Altonah 
Number 1 Canal (Canal) Duchesne County, UT 2.9 mi. N 6697  Altonah 
Lake Fork Western Canal (Canal) Duchesne County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 6647  Altonah 
Boneta-Mountain Home Cemetery (Cemetery) Duchesne County, UT 2.6 mi. NW 6677  Altamont 
Altonah (Populated Place) Duchesne County, UT 3.2 mi. N 6674  Altonah 
Lake Fork Canal (Canal) Duchesne County, UT 3 mi. SE 6155  Altamont 
P X Ranch (Locale) Duchesne County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 6457  Altamont 
Lake Fork Extension Canal (Canal) Duchesne County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 6211  Altamont 
United States Lake Fork Canal (Canal) Duchesne County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 6621  Altonah 
Pigeon Water Creek (Stream) Duchesne County, UT 4.1 mi. SE   Dry Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Shepherdia argentea  (Pursh) Nutt.

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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