Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15071 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Populus tremuloides Michx.
Common name   quaking aspen
Cheryl Butler   10  
Coll. Date 15 September 2007 
United States
Rich County
Locality along a dirt road on the northern slopes of Otter Creek, ca. 1.5 air miles N of Monument Peak and ca. 8 air miles W of Randolph.
     Elev.: 7406 ft. (2258 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 41° 42'  33.78" N, 111° 21'  39.12" 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):

     Populus tremuloides Michx.

     Populus aurea Tidestrom
     Populus cercidiphylla Britt.
     Populus X polygonifolia Bernard
     Populus tremula ssp. tremuloides (Michx.) A.& D. Löve
     Populus tremuloides var. aurea (Tidestrom) Daniels
     Populus tremuloides var. cercidiphylla (Britt.) Sudworth
     Populus tremuloides var. intermedia Victorin
     Populus tremuloides var. magnifica Victorin
     Populus tremuloides var. rhomboidea Victorin
     Populus tremuloides var. vancouveriana (Trel.) Sarg.
     Populus vancouveriana Trel.

Common Name(s): quaking aspen.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=195773, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Salicales
                                Family: Salicaceae
                                    Genus: Populus
                                        Species: Populus tremuloides


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00629s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02143s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02188s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02432s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02441s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03479s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03480s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06227s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13637s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13693s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15070 Abies       "fir" same section
15069 Artemisia       "sagebrush" same section
15068 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" same section
15067 Pinus contorta      "beach pine" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Nick Reservoir (Reservoir) Rich County, UT 1.6 mi. S 7878  Old Canyon 
Monument Peak (Summit) Rich County, UT 1.7 mi. S 8216  Old Canyon 
Nebeker Spring (Spring) Rich County, UT 1.3 mi. W 7779  Red Spur Mountain 
Long Ridge (Ridge) Rich County, UT 1.6 mi. E 7858  Old Canyon 
Lodgepole Reservoir (Reservoir) Rich County, UT 2.2 mi. S 7523  Old Canyon 
Green Fork Reservoir (Reservoir) Rich County, UT 2.5 mi. S 7628  Red Spur Mountain 
Keg Spring (Spring) Rich County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 7149  Old Canyon 
Green Fork New Canyon (Valley) Rich County, UT 2.7 mi. SW   Red Spur Mountain 
Twin Peaks (Summit) Rich County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 7605  Old Canyon 
Otter Creek Spring (Spring) Rich County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 7924  Red Spur Mountain 
Longhurst Spring (Spring) Rich County, UT 3.2 mi. S 7746  Old Canyon 
Bug Lake (Lake) Rich County, UT 3.2 mi. W 7861  Red Spur Mountain 
Green Fork Sink (Lake) Rich County, UT 4 mi. SW 8189  Red Spur Mountain 
Bowery Fork (Valley) Rich County, UT 4.8 mi. S   Old Canyon 
Basin Beaver Ponds (Lake) Rich County, UT 4.7 mi. S 7819  Red Spur Mountain 
Round Valley Cemetery (Cemetery) Rich County, UT 5.3 mi. N 6217  Laketown 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Rich County, UT 5.5 mi. N   Red Spur Mountain 
Right Fork Old Canyon (Valley) Rich County, UT 5.3 mi. S   Red Spur Mountain 
Old Canyon Basin (Basin) Rich County, UT 5.3 mi. SW 8045  Red Spur Mountain 
Willow Spring (Spring) Rich County, UT 5.6 mi. SE 6802  Old Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Populus tremuloides  Michx.

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

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