Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14592 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Glossopetalon spinescens A. Gray
Common name   spiny greasebush
R. Van Buren   1283  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 08 June 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality southern foothills of Pine Valley Mountains, at the mouth of a canyon 0.5 miles NE of Washington Flat, on the N side of FR 031, ca. 8.5 air miles N of St. George.
     Elev.: 5305 ft. (1617 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° 15'  2.48" N, 113° 31'  43.58" 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: L10S1. 


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

     Glossopetalon spinescens Gray

Common Name(s): spiny greasebush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502808, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Crossosomataceae
                                    Genus: Glossopetalon
                                        Species: Glossopetalon spinescens


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07398s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08624s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10530s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11046s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15289 Garrya flavescens      "ashy silktassel" 2795 ft. SW
14593 Phlox austromontana  var. jonesii   "Jones' southern phlox" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cottonwood Guard Station (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 5072  Washington 
Washington Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. S 5046  Washington 
West Fork Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2 mi. N   Saddle Mountain 
East Fork Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2 mi. N   Signal Peak 
Cedar Knoll (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. N 6700  Saddle Mountain 
Spring Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. SW   Saddle Mountain 
Twin Peaks (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 5345  Washington 
Middle Fork Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Saddle Mountain 
Cedar Knoll (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 6293  Saddle Mountain 
Grass Knoll (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 7235  Saddle Mountain 
Cedar Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. W 5092  Washington 
Cougar Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 5925  Saddle Mountain 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SE   Saddle Mountain 
Bitter Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SE   Signal Peak 
East Fork Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N 6093  Saddle Mountain 
Lower Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. N 6172  Saddle Mountain 
West Fork Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. N 6519  Saddle Mountain 
Big Hollow Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 5440  Signal Peak 
Mahogany Knoll (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. N 6916  Saddle Mountain 
Yant Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. SE 4511  Harrisburg Junction 


Taxon Links for species Glossopetalon spinescens  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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