Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14854 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Kochia americana S. Watson
R. Van Buren   1558  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 20 May 2007 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Big Bench vicinity, N side of Utah Highway 262, ca 0.5 mile E of the junction with US Highway 191;
     Elev.: 4967 ft. (1514 m.)
Habitat Notes on gravelly roadside; with Atriplex; 
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° 25'  20.8" N, 109° 28'  0.6" 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):

     Kochia americana S. Wats.

     Kochia americana var. vestita S. Wats.
     Kochia vestita (S. Wats.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): green molly, green molly summercypress, greenmolly, greenmolly kochia, kochia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20694, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Kochia
                                        Species: Kochia americana


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03942s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Big Bench (Bench) San Juan County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 4905  Big Bench 
Trail of the Ancients (Trail) San Juan County, UT 0.8 mi. SW 4990  Big Bench 
Cowboy Pasture (Flat) San Juan County, UT 2.6 mi. S 4725  Big Bench 
Fiddlers Green (Basin) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 4879  Big Bench 
White Mesa (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. N 5305  Big Bench 
Horse Canyon Reservoir (Reservoir) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. E 4846  Big Bench 
Ute Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Blanding South 
Horse Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Blanding South 
Horse Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Blanding South 
Road Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.9 mi. N   Blanding South 
Right Hand Fork Cottonwood Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Big Bench 
Decker Ranch (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4 mi. SW 4623  No-Mans Island 
Ute Point (Cape) San Juan County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 5322  Big Bench 
White Mesa Overlook (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.5 mi. NW 5420  No-Mans Island 
Corral Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 5.1 mi. N   Blanding South 
Shumway Point (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 5328  Big Bench 
Corral Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 5.2 mi. N   Blanding South 
Road Canyon Point (Cape) San Juan County, UT 5.2 mi. N 5410  Big Bench 
Ruin Spring Point (Cliff) San Juan County, UT 6.2 mi. N 5446  No-Mans Island 
Ruin Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 6.3 mi. N 5391  Black Mesa Butte 


Taxon Links for species Kochia americana  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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