Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15246 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Raf.
Common name   Oregon boxleaf
Barry Nielsen   35  
Coll. Date 20 September 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Pole Heaven, along Pole Heaven Road (FR 027), ca. 3.5 miles W of the junction of FR 132 & Left Fork of Hobble Creek.
     Elev.: 6329 ft. (1930 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 40° 11'  8.88" N, 111° 31'  49.56" 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.


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

     Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Raf.

Common Name(s): boxleaf, boxleaf myrtle, Mountain lover, Oregon boxleaf.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504149, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 13638s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13666s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15696s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15247 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" same section
02853 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" 1.2 mi. W
12774 Triteleia grandiflora      "large-flowered triteleia" 520 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Powerhouse Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 7904  Springville 
Jennings Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Springville 
Snowslide Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. NE   Springville 
Water Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NE   Springville 
Spillway Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE   Springville 
Grindstone Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. SE   Granger Mountain 
Lions Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. SE   Springville 
Pole Heaven (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. E   Springville 
Camel Pass (Gap) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. W 7809  Springville 
Left Fork Hobble Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Twin Peaks 
Right Fork Hobble Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Two Tom Hill 
Kellys Grove Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 5056  Granger Mountain 
Bartholomew Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. NE   Springville 
Camp Hobble Creek (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SE 5109  Granger Mountain 
Ether Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. S 7500  Springville 
Rattlesnake Point (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5502  Springville 
Burt Spring Pond (Lake) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 4820  Springville 
Deadmans Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.8 mi. SW   Springville 
Twin Ridges (Ridge) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. W 6588  Springville 
Ether Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. S   Springville 


Taxon Links for species Paxistima myrsinites  (Pursh) Raf.

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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