Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15251 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cercocarpus ledifolius Nutt.
Common name   curl-leaf mountain mahogany
Barry Nielsen   22  
Coll. Date 09 September 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, mouth of Battle Creek Canyon, E of Pleasant Grove;
     Elev.: 5312 ft. (1620 m.)
Habitat Notes mountain brush 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 40° 21'  48.3" N, 111° 41'  0.36" 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):

     Cercocarpus ledifolius Nutt.

Common Name(s): curlleaf cercocarpus, curlleaf mountain mahogany, curl-leaf mountain mahogany, curlleaf mountainmahogany.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25134, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Cercocarpus
                                        Species: Cercocarpus ledifolius


Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15444 Artemisia       "sagebrush" same section
02224 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1.5 mi. E
15254 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
14081 Brickellia californica      "California brickellbush" 2541 ft. NE
15252 Brickellia californica      "California brickellbush" 2966 ft. NE
02307 Ceanothus velutinus      "snowbrush ceanothus" same section
15250 Celtis reticulata     same section
06863 Centaurea solstitialis      "yellow star-thistle" 2.3 mi. S
02213 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 1.5 mi. E
15356 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
15353 Chrysothamnus nauseosus      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
03821 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
03822 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
15249 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
15273 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
15351 Clematis orientalis      "Oriental virgins-bower" same section
00310 Disporum trachycarpum      "rough-fruited fairy bells" 1.5 mi. E
03858 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" same section
03874 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. brevicaule   "short-stemmed wild buckwheat" same section
02308 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" same section
15445 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" same section
15255 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" same section
15355 Juniperus scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain juniper" same section
14036 Lithospermum arvense     1.7 mi. NE
06862 Lomatium triternatum  subsp. platycarpum   "Great Basin desert parsley" 1.5 mi. S
14037 Lonicera tatarica      "Tatarian honeysuckle" 1.7 mi. NE
15320 Oenothera cespitosa      "tufted evening primrose" 2 mi. S
03860 Penstemon sepalulus      "littlecup beardtongue" same section
06861 Purshia mexicana      "Mexico cliffrose" 1.5 mi. S
15269 Rhus trilobata      "skunkbush sumac" same section
15354 Salix       "willow" same section
15256 Sambucus cerulea     same section
15352 Sambucus cerulea     same section
03857 Sedum lanceolatum      "spearleaf stonecrop" same section
15357 Toxicodendron rydbergii      "western poison ivy" same section
08014 Toxicodendron rydbergii      "western poison ivy" same section
14080 Zauschneria latifolia     2581 ft. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
North Fork Battle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2866 ft. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Big Baldy (Summit) Utah County, UT 1 mi. E 8616  Orem 
Battle Creek Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1 mi. W 5227  Orem 
Battle Creek Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1 mi. W 5227  Orem 
Squaw Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. SW   Orem 
Sumac Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S   Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. W 4948  Orem 
Indian Trail (Trail) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. E 7376  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 4813  Orem 
Grove Creek Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5036  Orem 
Grove Creek Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. W 5036  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. S 5059  Orem 
Little Baldy (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. E 7546  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. W 4771  Orem 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. S   Orem 
Valley View School (School) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. W 4767  Orem 
North Union Canal (Canal) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. S 4794  Orem 
Battle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. W   Timpanogos Cave 
Northridge School (School) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. S 4800  Orem 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. S 4777  Orem 


Taxon Links for species Cercocarpus ledifolius  Nutt.

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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