Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15057 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Raf.
Common name   Oregon boxleaf
Hillarie Burrows   29  
Coll. Date 27 September 2007 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Maple Canyon, Whiting Campground Trail vicinity;
     Elev.: 5360 ft. (1634 m.)
Habitat Notes along creek 
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° 7'  54.57" N, 111° 31'  35.67" 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.
15055 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
06869 Lathyrus latifolius      "perennial sweetpea" 189 ft. SE
15056 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" same section
15058 Sambucus caerulea     same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Whiting Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 357 ft. SW 5460  Springville 
Maple Slide Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1861 ft. W   Spanish Fork Peak 
Right Fork Maple Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2476 ft. NE   Spanish Fork Peak 
Ether Peak (Summit) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. N 7500  Springville 
Magpie Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. W   Springville 
Serviceberry Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. W   Spanish Fork Peak 
Grindstone Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 6838  Springville 
Dibbles Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. E   Billies Mountain 
Maple Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. W   Billies Mountain 
Rattlesnake Point (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 5502  Springville 
Ether Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NW   Springville 
Little Slide Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. W   Spanish Fork Peak 
Grindstone Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. NE   Granger Mountain 
Grindstone Ridge (Ridge) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 6844  Granger Mountain 
Spillway Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. NE   Springville 
Middle Slide Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SW   Spanish Fork Peak 
Burt Spring Pond (Lake) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 4820  Springville 
Maple Canyon Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 2.6 mi. S 8747  Spanish Fork Peak 
Left Fork Hobble Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. NE   Twin Peaks 
Right Fork Hobble Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.5 mi. NE   Two Tom Hill 


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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

Zooming out might reveal more collections in other states.

Note: Printing this page will show all information sequentially.   edit