Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14490 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lycium andersonii A. Gray
Common name   Anderson's desert-thorn
R. Van Buren   1168  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 05 May 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality western rim of Beaver Dam Wash, S of the mouth of Bull Valley Wash, ca. 1 air mile W of the Nevada State Line, Lytle Ranch vicinity;
     Elev.: 2998 ft. (914 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 37° 8'  8.36" N, 114° 2'  3.99" 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: L5S1. 


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

     Lycium andersonii Gray

Common Name(s): Anderson wolfberry, Anderson's wolfberry, water jacket.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30532, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Solanaceae
                                    Genus: Lycium
                                        Species: Lycium andersonii


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04178s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08160s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08534s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16879b1.jpg 
specimen image: 16879a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16879s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05725 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" same section
17928 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 2353 ft. W
14816 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" same section
08746 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 1258 ft. E
14495 Acacia greggii      "catclaw acacia" 2948 ft. W
14494 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
08743 Amaranthus albus      "pale pigweed" 1258 ft. E
08738 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 1258 ft. E
10194 Baccharis glutinosa      "sticky seep-willow" 2947 ft. W
10321 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" 594 ft. N
08733 Berula erecta      "cut-leaf water parsnip" 1258 ft. E
10195 Calochortus flexuosus      "winding mariposa lily" 2.1 mi. NE
08736 Centaurium calycosum      "Western centaury" 1258 ft. E
08734 Chenopodium botrys      "Jerusalem oak goosefoot" 1258 ft. E
08744 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1258 ft. E
05742 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
10320 Cryptantha utahensis      "Utah forget-me-not" 594 ft. N
05745 Cucurbita foetidissima      "Missouri gourd" same section
10196 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 2.1 mi. NE
05760 Ficus carica      "edible fig" same section
15452 Fraxinus pennsylvanica      "green ash" 1.3 mi. NW
05724 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" same section
05746 Juglans major      "Arizona walnut" same section
08735 Juncus torreyi      "Torrey's rush" 1258 ft. E
15219 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
05744 Lycium torreyi      "Torrey wolfberry" same section
17930 Lygodesmia       "skeleton plant" 485 ft. W
08741 Mimulus bigelovii  var. cuspidatus  1258 ft. E
05726 Morus alba      "white mulberry" same section
05737 Neolloydia johnsonii     same section
05759 Nerium oleander      "oleander" same section
05764 Opuntia acanthocarpa     same section
05763 Opuntia basilaris  var. basilaris   "beavertail pricklypear" same section
05762 Opuntia engelmannii  var. linguiformis   "cactus apple" same section
05761 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. laevis  same section
05765 Opuntia violacea     same section
05743 Paspalum distichum      "knotgrass" same section
08737 Petunia parviflora     1258 ft. E
10322 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 594 ft. N
08745 Phoradendron californicum      "mesquite mistletoe" 1258 ft. E
08740 Polypogon viridis      "water beard grass" 1258 ft. E
08739 Psathyrotes annua      "annual turtleback" 1258 ft. E
05324 Punica granatum      "pomegranate" same section
17929 Salix       "willow" 2353 ft. W
17927 Salix       "willow" 2353 ft. W
05727 Salix laevigata      "red willow" same section
14815 Salix laevigata      "red willow" same section
08742 Solanum sarrachoides     1258 ft. E
15432 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1608 ft. E 2736  Scarecrow Peak 
Bull Valley Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 1710 ft. E   Jacks Mountain 
Indian Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   West Mountain Peak 
Guy Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Little Bull Valley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1 mi. NE   Scarecrow Peak 
Catclaw Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N   Scarecrow Peak 
Reber Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Snow Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. S 2562  Terry Benches 
Snow Spring Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 3 mi. S   Scarecrow Peak 
Burgess Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. S   Castle Cliff 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. N   West Mountain Peak 
Terry Benches (Bench) Lincoln County, NV 5.4 mi. S 2815  Terry Benches 
Lower Lime Mountain Well (Well) Lincoln County, NV 5.4 mi. N 3288  Scarecrow Peak 


Taxon Links for species Lycium andersonii  A. Gray

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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