Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14308 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Raf.
Common name   Oregon boxleaf
R. Van Buren   965  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 23 July 2005 
United States
Kane County
Locality Markagunt Plateau, E of Navajo Lake, N side of Utah Highway 14, ca. 0.25 mile W of Duck Lake;
     Elev.: 8838 ft. (2694 m.)
Habitat Notes on lava flow; 
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 37° 31'  4.02" N, 112° 42'  53.64" 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: L2S1. 


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

     Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Raf.

Common Name(s): boxleaf, boxleaf myrtle, Mountain lover, Oregon boxleaf.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504149, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Celastrales
                                Family: Celastraceae
                                    Genus: Paxistima
                                        Species: Paxistima myrsinites


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 13638s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13666s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15696s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08593 Antennaria parvifolia      "small-leaf pussytoes" same section
08585 Astragalus limnocharis  var. limnocharis   "Cedar Breaks milkvetch" same section
08586 Astragalus miser  var. tenuifolius   "timber milkvetch" same section
08580 Cymopterus alpinus      "alpine parsley" same section
08582 Erigeron flagellaris      "trailing fleabane" same section
08581 Eriogonum panguicense      "Panguitch wild buckwheat" same section
08578 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" same section
08584 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" same section
08583 Penstemon leiophyllus  var. leiophyllus   "smooth-leaf beardtongue" same section
08579 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Dry Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 0.7 mi. SW   Straight Canyon 
Duck Creek Work Center (Locale) Kane County, UT 0.8 mi. E 8567  Henrie Knolls 
Duck Creek Forest Service Station (Locale) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. E 8554  Henrie Knolls 
Duck Creek Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. E 8583  Henrie Knolls 
Midway Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 1 mi. E   Navajo Lake 
Cow Lake (Lake) Kane County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 8813  Henrie Knolls 
Duck Lake (Spring) Kane County, UT 1.1 mi. E 8547  Henrie Knolls 
Markagunt Plateau (Plain) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. N 9226  Henrie Knolls 
Aspen-Mirror Lake (Lake) Kane County, UT 2.3 mi. E 8429  Henrie Knolls 
Anderson Spring (Spring) Iron County, UT 2.9 mi. N 9620  Henrie Knolls 
Dry Camp Valley Spring (Spring) Iron County, UT 3 mi. N 9118  Henrie Knolls 
Cascade Falls (Falls) Kane County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 8832  Navajo Lake 
Duck Creek Village (Populated Place) Kane County, UT 2.9 mi. E 8495  Henrie Knolls 
Duck Creek Village Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 2.9 mi. E 8390  Henrie Knolls 
Navajo Lake (Reservoir) Kane County, UT 2.9 mi. W 9052  Navajo Lake 
Deer Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. NW   Navajo Lake 
Spruces Campground (Locale) Kane County, UT 3.2 mi. W 9138  Navajo Lake 
Duck Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 3.4 mi. E   Henrie Knolls 
Duck Creek Sinks (Basin) Kane County, UT 3.4 mi. E 8396  Henrie Knolls 
Broad Hollow (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. SE   Strawberry Point 


Taxon Links for species Paxistima myrsinites  (Pursh) Raf.

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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