Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 15863 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
BrassicaceaeBrassicaceaeBrassicaceae  
Species Alyssum desertorum Stapf
Common name   desert madwort
Collector(s)
S. Hegji   88  
Coll. Date 16 April 2011 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Tooele County
Locality roadcut on the north side of Erickson Pass Road;
     Elev.: 5583 ft. (1702 m.)
Habitat Notes with annuals and low forbs. 
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° 1'  34.18" N, 112° 39'  0.04" 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.

Taxonomy


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

     Alyssum desertorum Stapf

Common Name(s): desert alyssum, desert madwort.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23032, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Alyssum
                                        Species: Alyssum desertorum
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 15863a1.jpg specimen image: 15863s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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04998
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05597
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07139
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08291
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09373
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10589
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12469
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12633
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12633
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15854
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15854
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15854
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15854
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15897
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15897
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15897

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15862 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 18 ft. SE
15864 Chorispora tenella      "crossflower" 1 mi. N

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
West Government Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 2152 ft. NW   Lookout Pass 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.1 mi. NE   Lookout Pass 
West Oak Brush Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 1.5 mi. S   Lookout Pass 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.5 mi. S   Erickson Knoll 
Lee Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Indian Springs 
Log Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Lookout Pass 
James Ranch (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. N 5328  Indian Peaks 
O P Rockwell Ranch (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5935  Indian Springs 
Middle Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. SE   Lookout Pass 
Wright Ranch (Locale) Tooele County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 6211  Erickson Knoll 
Copper Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.8 mi. E 6644  Lookout Pass 
Toms Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 3 mi. W 6339  Indian Peaks 
Cherry Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 4.2 mi. S 6464  Indian Springs 
Erickson Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 6283  Erickson Knoll 
Indian Peaks (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.1 mi. W 8232  Indian Peaks 
Red Pine Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 8294  Lookout Pass 
Winter Springs (Spring) Tooele County, UT 4.2 mi. W 6129  Indian Peaks 
Lee Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 5 mi. NW   Indian Springs 
Simpson Mountains (Range) Tooele County, UT 5 mi. SW 7143  Indian Springs 
Mud Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 4.8 mi. SE 7080  Erickson Knoll 

Links

Taxon Links for species Alyssum desertorum  Stapf

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:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Alyssum+desertorum

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