Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16811 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Pectocarya heterocarpa (I.M. Johnst.) I.M. Johnst.
Common name   chuckwalla combseed
D. Carter   s.n.  
Coll. Date 18 March 2001 
United States
Mohave County
Locality alluvial fans of SW slope of the Beaver Dam Mountains, E of Old Highway 91.
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 36° 58'  12" N, 113° 52'  12" W
Township Range T11S R18W  
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Specimen Notes [mounted with UVSC4953, Pectocarya platycarpa; Locality states "Beaver Dam Mountains, Mohave Co.", but the original coordinates, T11S R18W; -114.1238, 32.4555, places this collection in Lechuguilla Desert, Goldwater Air Force Range, Yuma Co., AZ, J. Alexander, Jan 2010]. 


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: 16811s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 08753s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10144s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11357d1.jpg 
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specimen image: 11357s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11377d1.jpg 
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specimen image: 13606s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15469s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04959 Brassica tournefortii      "Asian mustard" same section
04952 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" same section
14807 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" 1 mi. W
04956 Oenothera primiveris      "desert evening primrose" same section
04960 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
13613 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" 1355 ft. NW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Castle Cliff Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3 mi. SW   Jarvis Peak 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.5 mi. S   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. N   Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. N 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.5 mi. SE   Mount Bangs 
Figure Four Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.3 mi. S   Mount Bangs 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. N 3140  Castle Cliff 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.1 mi. SE   Mount Bangs 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. NE 4734  Jarvis Peak 
Beaver Dam Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 5.9 mi. SW   Pine Park 
Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 5.9 mi. SW   Pine Park 
Beaver Dam (Locale) Mohave County, AZ 6 mi. SW 1831  Littlefield 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 6.2 mi. NE 4564  Jarvis Peak 


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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