Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 14798 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
EphedraceaeEphedraceaeEphedraceae  
Species Ephedra viridis Coville
Infraspecific    var. viridis 
Collector(s)
R. Van Buren   1496  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 25 April 2007 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Washington
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, Castle Cliff Wash, Castle Cliff vicinity, along Old Highway 91.
     Elev.: 3694 ft. (1126 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° 3'  54.19" N, 113° 53'  17.62" 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: L1S7. 

Taxonomy


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

     Ephedra viridis var. viridis Coville

Common Name(s): mormon tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=527889, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra viridis
                                        Variety: Ephedra viridis var. viridis
                                            

Images

Images of other samples of the same species:
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01212
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01278
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01340
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01823
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01842
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02064
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02147
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03071
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03192
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05467
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09204
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09478
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10159
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10216
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10337
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12568
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12568
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12586
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12586
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13190
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13540
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13697

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08387 Agave utahensis      "Utah dwarf century plant" 313 ft. N
05310 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" same section
14286 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 232 ft. N
08958 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 313 ft. N
14459 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" 1681 ft. E
15274 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" same section
05278 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" same section
14283 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" 232 ft. N
14284 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 232 ft. N
14794 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" same section
05311 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" same section
05700 Carya illinoinensis      "pecan" 408 ft. NW
05275 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
08389 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" 313 ft. N
04190 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
14795 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
17932 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" 734 ft. NW
14808 Ericameria laricifolia      "turpentine bush" 2863 ft. NW
14282 Ericameria paniculata      "Mojave rabbitbrush" 232 ft. N
14814 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 269 ft. SW
14797 Lepidium fremontii      "desert pepperweed" same section
08959 Melia azedarach      "Chinaberrytree" 313 ft. N
08305 Neolloydia johnsonii     313 ft. N
16856 Oenothera primiveris      "desert evening primrose" 2362 ft. E
14796 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" same section
08960 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 313 ft. N
14813 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 269 ft. SW
05279 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" same section
14285 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 232 ft. N
05277 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" same section
02667 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.7 mi. SE
08385 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 313 ft. N
02666 Physaria tenella      "Moapa bladderpod" 1.7 mi. SE
05268 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" same section
14281 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" same section
08245 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" 1253 ft. SE
05309 Psorothamnus polydenius  var. polydenius   "Nevada dalea" same section
14457 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 1681 ft. E
08386 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 313 ft. N
08957 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 313 ft. N
14793 Senecio flaccidus  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" same section
05276 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" same section
14458 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1681 ft. E
16857 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 2438 ft. E
02668 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1.7 mi. SE
17931 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" 734 ft. NW
08388 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" 313 ft. N
05469 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 801 ft. NE 3862  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. S 4055  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NE   Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. S 3140  Castle Cliff 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N 4544  Castle Cliff 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S   Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. S 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. N 4728  Castle Cliff 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. E 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. E 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. NE 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5 mi. N 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 4242  Castle Cliff 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. N 4580  West Mountain Peak 

Links

Taxon Links for species Ephedra viridis  Coville

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Ephedra+viridis

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