Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03165 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Psora decipiens (Hedwig) Hoffm.
Common name   fishscale lichen
L.L. St. Clair   C-28028  
   with V. Rajvanshi, C. Newberry
Coll. Date 15 May 1992 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, 0.4 km N of Wedge Overlook.
     Elev.: 6098 ft. (1859 m.)
Habitat Notes on soil, Colorado Plateau, pinyon-juniper community. 
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° 5'  N, 110° 45'  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: 03165s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03166s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06504s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09401s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00385 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1.4 mi. E
00043 Boechera selbyi     same section
00323 Castilleja scabrida  var. scabrida   "rough paintbrush" 1.4 mi. E
10938 Chamaechaenactis scaposa      "fullstem" 1 mi. N
03152 Collema tenax      "jelly lichen" same section
00064 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  same section
00063 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  same section
01823 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  same section
10936 Eremogone eastwoodiae      "Eastwood's sandwort" 1 mi. N
14562 Eriogonum shockleyi      "Shockley's wild buckwheat" 1 mi. N
14565 Hymenoxys acaulis      "stemless four-nerve daisy" 1 mi. N
14563 Hymenoxys acaulis      "stemless four-nerve daisy" 1 mi. N
10937 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. arizonica   "Arizona four-nerve daisy" 1 mi. N
00053 Juniperus osteosperma      "Utah juniper" same section
10935 Penstemon carnosus      "fleshy beardtongue" 1 mi. N
14564 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 1 mi. N
01822 Pinus edulis      "Colorado pinyon pine" same section
10939 Polygala subspinosa      "spiny milkwort" 1 mi. N
00060 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" same section
00042 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" 1 mi. N
00052 Streptanthus cordatus  var. cordatus   "heart-leaf twistflower" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cane Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. NE   The Blocks 
Little Grand Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. NE   Sids Mountain 
Good Water Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. NE   Bottleneck Peak 
Wedge Pond Number 4 (Lake) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. N 6132  Sids Mountain 
Virgin Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Sids Mountain 
The Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.2 mi. N 6178  Bottleneck Peak 
Wedge Pond Number 2 (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.5 mi. NW 5978  Sids Mountain 
No Mans Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.5 mi. S 6526  Bottleneck Peak 
Sids Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 6457  Sids Mountain 
Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. N 5919  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Wedge Pond Number 1 (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. N 5843  Buckhorn Reservoir 
The Wedge (Plain) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. N 5968  Bob Hill Knoll 
Aldys Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. N 5889  Bob Hill Knoll 
North Salt Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. W   Short Canyon 
Chalk Hills (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. NW 5758  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Bottleneck Peak (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. SE 6349  Bottleneck Peak 
Swazy Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 4.6 mi. N 5725  Bob Hill Knoll 
Cloyds Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. N 5722  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Road Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. E   Bottleneck Peak 
Sand Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 5.8 mi. N 5571  Buckhorn Reservoir 


Taxon Links for species Psora decipiens  (Hedwig) Hoffm.

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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