Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14638 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ericameria discoidea (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom
Common name   whitestem goldenbush
R. Van Buren   1335  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 23 June 2006 
United States
Iron County
Locality Markagunt Plateau, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Chessman Ridge Overlook;
     Elev.: 10597 ft. (3230 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° 37'  52.15" N, 112° 49'  53.52" 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; aromatic. 


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

     Ericameria discoidea (Nutt.) Nesom

Common Name(s): whitestem goldenbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502361, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Ericameria
                                        Species: Ericameria discoidea


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 13970s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14636 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
14633 Salix arizonica      "Arizona willow" same section
14635 Salix brachycarpa      "shortfruit willow" same section
14634 Salix brachycarpa      "shortfruit willow" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Chessmen Overlook (Locale) Iron County, UT 502 ft. N 10483  Brian Head 
Cedar Breaks Amphitheater (Area) Iron County, UT 2216 ft. N 10066  Brian Head 
Bristlecone Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2459 ft. W 9751  Brian Head 
Alpine Pond Trail (Trail) Iron County, UT 2737 ft. NE 10585  Brian Head 
Alpine Pond (Lake) Iron County, UT 2874 ft. NE 10535  Brian Head 
Chessmen Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2921 ft. W 9617  Brian Head 
Sunset View (Locale) Iron County, UT 0.7 mi. S 10361  Navajo Lake 
Cedar Breaks (Summit) Iron County, UT 0.6 mi. W 9541  Brian Head 
Square Arch (Arch) Iron County, UT 0.9 mi. S 9528  Navajo Lake 
Columbine Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Brian Head 
Bristlecone Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 0.9 mi. SW   Brian Head 
Jericho Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 1 mi. SW 9764  Navajo Lake 
Columbine Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 1.1 mi. N 9869  Brian Head 
Point Supreme (Cape) Iron County, UT 1.2 mi. S 9892  Navajo Lake 
Cedar Breaks Visitor Center (Locale) Iron County, UT 1.3 mi. S 10279  Navajo Lake 
Jericho Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Navajo Lake 
Arch Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Moccasin 
Lavender Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 1.2 mi. N   Brian Head 
Chessmen Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 1.1 mi. W   Brian Head 
Highleap Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Brian Head 


Taxon Links for species Ericameria discoidea  (Nutt.) G.L. Nesom

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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