Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14455 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atriplex lentiformis (Torr.) S. Watson
Common name   big saltbush
R. Van Buren   1133  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 06 April 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Saint George Fields, SW base of Black Ridge, ca. 0.25 air mile E of River Rd;
     Elev.: 2536 ft. (773 m.)
Habitat Notes with Pluchea, Tamarix; 
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° 5'  22.57" N, 113° 33'  11.54" 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: L1S1. 


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

     Atriplex lentiformis (Torr.) S. Wats.

Common Name(s): big saltbush, quailbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20543, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Atriplex
                                        Species: Atriplex lentiformis


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04327s3.jpg 
specimen image: 05602s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05603s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05949 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" 1741 ft. E
14826 Atriplex polycarpa      "cattle saltbush" 2.1 mi. SE
04327 Chenopodium fremontii      "big saltbush" same section
04324 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
05950 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" 1741 ft. E
05946 Echinocereus engelmannii  var. chrysocentrus   "Engelmann's hedgehog cactus" 1741 ft. E
05948 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 1741 ft. E
05953 Hesperostipa comata  subsp. comata   "needle-and-thread grass" 1741 ft. E
14012 Leptochloa panicea      "mucronate sprangletop" same section
14825 Lycium torreyi      "Torrey wolfberry" 2.1 mi. SE
05945 Selinocarpus diffusus  subsp. nevadensis  1741 ft. E
05600 Sorghum halepense      "Johnson grass" 1.1 mi. N
05601 Sorghum halepense      "Johnson grass" 1.1 mi. N
00160 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1741 ft. E
14827 Suaeda torreyana  var. ramosissima  2.1 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
KRDC-FM (St George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1501 ft. NW 2612  Saint George 
Twin Lakes RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 2644  Saint George 
Cottam Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. S 2612  Saint George 
Saint George Fields (Flat) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. W 2605  Saint George 
Settlers RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 2743  Saint George 
Middleton Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NE   Washington 
Saint George East School (School) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 2671  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. W 2625  Saint George 
Saint George Valley Lateral (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. W 2622  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 2756  Saint George 
First Southern Baptist Church (Church) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 2684  Saint George 
Community Baptist Church (Church) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 2756  Saint George 
Dixie High School (School) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. W 2631  Saint George 
Pine View Middle School (School) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 2736  Saint George 
Saint George City Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 2756  Saint George 
Skyline Shopping Center (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 2871  Saint George 
Kemp Korner Shopping Center (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. N 2782  Saint George 
Dixie Medical Center (Hospital) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 2658  Saint George 
KDXU-AM (Saint George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 2543  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 2664  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Atriplex lentiformis  (Torr.) 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

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