Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14805 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mortonia scabrella A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. utahensis Coville ex A. Gray
R. Van Buren   1507  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 04 May 2007 
United States
Mohave County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, Cedar Pockets Wash Rd, 1 mile N of I-15, along dirt rd;
     Elev.: 2434 ft. (742 m.)
Habitat Notes in limestone wash; 
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 36° 57'  42.42" N, 113° 48'  11.51" 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. 


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

     Mortonia utahensis (Coville ex Gray) A. Nels.

     Mortonia scabrella var. utahensis Coville ex Gray

Common Name(s): Utah mortonia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=503878, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Celastrales
                                Family: Celastraceae
                                    Genus: Mortonia
                                        Species: Mortonia utahensis


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02629s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11359d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11359c1.jpg 
specimen image: 11359s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11990 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" 1.8 mi. SE
14802 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 760 ft. S
11367 Argemone munita  var. rotundata  550 ft. S
11361 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" 794 ft. N
14021 Bebbia juncea      "sweetbush" 2980 ft. SW
11980 Bebbia juncea  var. aspera   "sweetbush" 2.1 mi. SE
14804 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 760 ft. S
14800 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 760 ft. S
11364 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 794 ft. N
11362 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 794 ft. N
13211 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 794 ft. N
11365 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 794 ft. N
02669 Cercis occidentalis     1.8 mi. SE
03985 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 2.1 mi. SE
11974 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 2.1 mi. SE
11978 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" 2.1 mi. SE
14801 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" 760 ft. S
14803 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" 760 ft. S
14806 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" 1.4 mi. N
14799 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 760 ft. S
11991 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 1.8 mi. SE
11979 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 2.1 mi. SE
11358 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" 794 ft. N
11975 Eriogonum insigne      "ladder wild buckwheat" 2.1 mi. SE
11989 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 1.8 mi. SE
11973 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 2.1 mi. SE
11359 Mortonia scabrella      "Rio Grande saddlebush" 794 ft. N
11360 Nicotiana trigonophylla      "desert tobacco" 794 ft. N
11355 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 794 ft. N
13606 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 2.1 mi. NE
11357 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 794 ft. N
17903 Peucephyllum schottii      "Schott's desert-fir" same section
14019 Phacelia ambigua      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 2986 ft. SW
11368 Physalis crassifolia      "yellow nightshade groundcherry" 550 ft. S
11356 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" 794 ft. N
16842 Plantago ovata      "desert plantain" 2992 ft. SW
16840 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" 2992 ft. SW
16841 Thymophylla pentachaeta      "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2992 ft. SW
14020 Thymophylla pentachaeta      "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2986 ft. SW
11363 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 794 ft. N
11977 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2.1 mi. SE
11366 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 550 ft. S
11976 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" 2.1 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 0.9 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.3 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.7 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 
Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness (Reserve) Mohave County, AZ 3.1 mi. NE 4774  Mountain Sheep Spring 
Yellow Knolls (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 3.5 mi. E 2658  Purgatory Canyon 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. N 4734  Jarvis Peak 
Grey Points (Cliff) Mohave County, AZ 3.8 mi. E 3950  Purgatory Canyon 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.5 mi. SW   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Blakes Lambing Grounds (Area) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. NE 3996  Purgatory Canyon 
Black Rock Gulch (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.3 mi. E   Wolf Hole Mountain West 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 5.3 mi. N 4564  Jarvis Peak 
Lime Hills (Ridge) Mohave County, AZ 4.7 mi. SE 4502  Purgatory Canyon 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.1 mi. NW 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 5.6 mi. NW   Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 5.7 mi. NW 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Blakes Lambing Grounds (Area) Washington County, UT 6.1 mi. NE 4098  White Hills 


Taxon Links for species Mortonia scabrella  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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