Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 14182 
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   836  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 09 July 2005 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Uintah County
Locality N edge of Halfway Hollow, W of Vernal, along Utah Highway 121, ca. 2.5 miles E of Lapoint;
     Elev.: 5741 ft. (1750 m.)
Habitat Notes on mounds of Duchesne River Formation; 
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° 24'  56.88" N, 109° 45'  44.58" 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: L4S7. 

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.
14177 Artemisia nova  var. duchesnicola   "black sagebrush" same section
14179 Atriplex corrugata      "mat saltbush" same section
14178 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. uintahensis   "Uinta rubber rabbitbrush" same section
12551 Enceliopsis nutans      "nodding sunray" same section
14181 Eremogone macradenia      "desert sandwort" same section
14176 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. viridulum   "clay hill wild buckwheat" same section
14175 Grayia spinosa      "spiny hopsage" 1 mi. S
14183 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" same section
14174 Tetradymia nuttallii      "Nuttall's horsebrush" 1 mi. S
14184 Xylorhiza venusta      "Cisco woody aster" same section
14180 Zuckia brandegeei  var. plummeri   "Plummer's siltbush" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Lapoint Cemetery (Cemetery) Uintah County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 5637  Lapoint 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Uintah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 5568  Lapoint 
Lapoint (Populated Place) Uintah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 5571  Lapoint 
LaPoint School (School) Uintah County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 5545  Lapoint 
Little Water (Stream) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. N   Lake Mountain 
Deep Creek Canal (Canal) Uintah County, UT 4 mi. W 5532  Lapoint 
Whiterocks and Ouray Valley Canal (Canal) Uintah County, UT 4.7 mi. NW 5811  Lapoint 
Bullock Draw Reservoir (Reservoir) Uintah County, UT 5.1 mi. SW 5276  Fort Duchesne 
Bullock Draw Dam (Dam) Uintah County, UT 5.1 mi. SW 5276  Fort Duchesne 
Tridell Cemetery (Cemetery) Uintah County, UT 4.4 mi. W 5588  Lapoint 
Moffat Canal (Canal) Uintah County, UT 5.6 mi. SW 5207  Fort Duchesne 

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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