Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 03106 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
PoaceaePoaceaePoaceae  
Species Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene
Common name   saltgrass
Collector(s)
D. Carter   s.n.  
Coll. Date 13 November 1998 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
California
Inyo County
Locality Owens Lake, at revegetation study site just outside of Keeler.
     Elev.: 11838 ft. (3609 m.)
Habitat Notes dry lake bed, VERY saline-sodic 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 36° 27'  19" N, 117° 51'  38" W
Township Range T17S, R38E  
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).

Taxonomy


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

     Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene

     Distichlis spicata var. borealis (J. Presl) Beetle
     Distichlis spicata var. divaricata Beetle
     Distichlis spicata var. nana Beetle
     Distichlis spicata var. stolonifera Beetle
     Distichlis spicata ssp. stricta (Torr.) Thorne
     Distichlis spicata var. stricta (Torr.) Scribn.
     Distichlis stricta (Torr.) Rydb.
     Distichlis stricta var. dentata (Rydb.) C.L. Hitchc.
     Uniola spicata L.

Common Name(s): desert saltgrass, inland saltgrass, marsh spikegrass, saltgrass, seashore saltgrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=40662, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Distichlis
                                        Species: Distichlis spicata
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03106s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01396s1.jpg 
01396
specimen image: 02126s1.jpg 
02126
specimen image: 04554s1.jpg 
04554
specimen image: 05372s1.jpg 
05372
specimen image: 09086s1.jpg 
09086
specimen image: 09581s1.jpg 
09581
specimen image: 11688d1.jpg 
11688
specimen image: 11688s1.jpg 
11688

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Keeler (Populated Place) Inyo County, CA 2.3 mi. N 3603  Keeler 
Estelle Tunnel (Mine) Inyo County, CA 5.3 mi. NE 6099  Cerro Gordo Peak 
Swansea (Populated Place) Inyo County, CA 5.4 mi. N 3665  Dolomite 
Owens Lake-Silver Lead Furnace Historical Marker (Park) Inyo County, CA 5.4 mi. N 3642  Dolomite 
Morning Star Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 6 mi. NE 7930  Cerro Gordo Peak 
Ignacio Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 6.3 mi. NE 7947  Cerro Gordo Peak 
Sunset Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 6.3 mi. NE 7625  Cerro Gordo Peak 

Links

Taxon Links for species Distichlis spicata  (L.) Greene

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=Distichlis+spicata

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