Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13606 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Pectocarya heterocarpa (I.M. Johnst.) I.M. Johnst.
Common name   chuckwalla combseed
W. Fertig   23707  
   with L. Fertig
Coll. Date 27 March 2008 
United States
Mohave County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, ca 3 air miles NW of Cedar Pockets exit of Interstate 15, ca 1.1 miles S of UT state line and ca 2 air miles W of Cedar Pockets Wash.
     Elev.: 3200 ft. (976 m.)
Habitat Notes Larrea tridentata-Psorothamnus fremontii-Opuntia acanthocarpa-Hymenoclea salsola community with scattered Yucca brevifolia. Understory of Schismus barbatus, Pectocarya, & Erodium cicutarium. 
Latitude Longitude 36° 58'  59.3" N, 113° 49'  48.32" W
Township Range T41S R14W S5 SE4NE4  
Datum NAD83 
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):

     Pectocarya heterocarpa (I.M. Johnston) I.M. Johnston

     Pectocarya penicillata var. heterocarpa I.M. Johnston

Common Name(s): chuckwalla combseed.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31971, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Pectocarya
                                        Species: Pectocarya heterocarpa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13606s1.jpg

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.
14802 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 2.2 mi. SW
11367 Argemone munita  var. rotundata  2.2 mi. SW
11361 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" 2 mi. SW
14804 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 2.2 mi. SW
14800 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 2.2 mi. SW
11364 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 2 mi. SW
11362 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 2 mi. SW
13211 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 2 mi. SW
11365 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 2 mi. SW
14801 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" 2.2 mi. SW
14803 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" 2.2 mi. SW
14806 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
14799 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 2.2 mi. SW
11358 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" 2 mi. SW
11359 Mortonia scabrella      "Rio Grande saddlebush" 2 mi. SW
14805 Mortonia scabrella  var. utahensis  2.1 mi. SW
11360 Nicotiana trigonophylla      "desert tobacco" 2 mi. SW
11355 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 2 mi. SW
11357 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 2 mi. SW
11368 Physalis crassifolia      "yellow nightshade groundcherry" 2.2 mi. SW
11356 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" 2 mi. SW
11363 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2 mi. SW
11366 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2.2 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.1 mi. SE   Mount Bangs 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.9 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3 mi. NW 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. NE 4734  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. NW   Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. NW 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness (Reserve) Mohave County, AZ 3.5 mi. E 4774  Mountain Sheep Spring 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. NE 4564  Jarvis Peak 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.8 mi. S   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Castle Cliff Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5.2 mi. SW   Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 5.2 mi. NW 3140  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 5.8 mi. N 4055  Castle Cliff 
Figure Four Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 6.1 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 


Taxon Links for species Pectocarya heterocarpa  (I.M. Johnst.) I.M. Johnst.

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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