Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14807 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ephedra torreyana S. Watson
Common name   Torrey's ephedra
R. Van Buren   1509  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 04 May 2007 
United States
Mohave County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, Cedar Pockets Rd, ca. 7 road miles NW of Cedar Pockets Exit of I-15, ca. 1 mile east of mouth of the canyon, W of the gypsum mine;
     Elev.: 2700 ft. (823 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 36° 58'  23.29" N, 113° 51'  9.82" 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: L5S1. 


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

     Ephedra torreyana S. Wats.

Common Name(s): torrey ephedra, Torrey mormon tea, Torrey's ephedra, Torrey's jointfir, Torrey's mormon tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502318, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra torreyana


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00158s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01281s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02014s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02054s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02828s3.jpg 
specimen image: 05959s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05961s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06412s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10934s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10934f1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04959 Brassica tournefortii      "Asian mustard" 1 mi. E
04952 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" 1 mi. E
04956 Oenothera primiveris      "desert evening primrose" 1 mi. E
16811 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 1 mi. E
04960 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1 mi. E
13613 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.9 mi. SE   Mount Bangs 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. N   Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. N 3373  Jarvis Peak 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.8 mi. S   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.4 mi. SE   Mount Bangs 
Castle Cliff Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.8 mi. SW   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.7 mi. E   Jarvis Peak 
Figure Four Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.8 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 4734  Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 3140  Castle Cliff 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. NE 4564  Jarvis Peak 
Beaver Dam Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 6.6 mi. SW   Pine Park 
Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 6.6 mi. SW   Pine Park 


Taxon Links for species Ephedra torreyana  S. Watson

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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