Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03163 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Psora cerebriformis W.A. Weber
Common name   cerebral fishscale lichen
L.L. St. Clair   C-28025  
   with V. Rajvanshi, C. Newberry
Coll. Date 15 May 1992 
United States
Locality San Rafael Swell, 5 km N of Wedge Overlook.
     Elev.: 5897 ft. (1798 m.)
Habitat Notes on soil. Colorado Plateau: gypsiferous soil crust community derived from Carmel Formation. 
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 39° 8'  N, 110° 46'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


No synonyms recognized in the ITIS database.


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03163s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
03148 Acarospora nodulosa  var. nodulosa   "nodule cracked lichen" same section
03153 Diploschistes diacapsis      "crater lichen" same section
03155 Fulgensia desertorum      "desert sulphur lichen" same section
14561 Lepidium montanum  var. jonesii   "Jones' pepperwort" 1.8 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 1154 ft. NW 5919  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Wedge Pond Number 1 (Lake) Emery County, UT 2247 ft. W 5843  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Cloyds Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 1.3 mi. N 5722  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Wedge Pond Number 4 (Lake) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. S 6132  Sids Mountain 
Swazy Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 5725  Bob Hill Knoll 
Chalk Hills (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. W 5758  Buckhorn Reservoir 
The Wedge (Plain) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. E 5968  Bob Hill Knoll 
Aldys Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. E 5889  Bob Hill Knoll 
Wedge Pond Number 2 (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 5978  Sids Mountain 
Drought Relief Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.5 mi. N 5588  Buckhorn Reservoir 
The Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 6178  Bottleneck Peak 
Sand Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. NW 5571  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Buckhorn Corral (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. N 5620  Bob Hill Knoll 
Buckhorn Well (Well) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. N 5620  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Furniture Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. NE   Bob Hill Knoll 
Little Grand Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3 mi. SE   Sids Mountain 
Good Water Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3 mi. SE   Bottleneck Peak 
Virgin Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. S   Sids Mountain 
Buckhorn Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5624  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Red Knoll (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. N 5804  Buckhorn Reservoir 


Taxon Links for species Psora cerebriformis  W.A. Weber

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

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