Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16833 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Thelypodiopsis elegans (M.E. Jones) Rydb.
Common name   Westwater tumblemustard
D.M. Barnes   4393  
Coll. Date 16 May 2005 
United States
Emery County
Locality Book Cliffs, western foothills of the Beckwith Plateau, W of Mount Elliott and E of U.S. Highway 191 (N of mile marker 284), ca. 20 road miles N of Green River;
     Elev.: 5009 ft. (1527 m.)
Habitat Notes boulder field; salt desert shrub community, bud sage. 
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 39° 11'  13" N, 110° 19'  18" 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):

     Thelypodiopsis elegans (M.E. Jones) Rydb.

     Sisymbrium elegans (M.E. Jones) Payson
     Thelypodium elegans M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Westwater tumblemustard, Westwater tumble-mustard.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23387, click for more information and references)

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


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.
10470 Astragalus amphioxys  var. vespertinus   "western crescent milkvetch" 94 ft. N
10474 Cryptantha wetherillii      "Wetherill's cat's eye" 94 ft. N
10476 Cymopterus bulbosus      "onion spring parsley" 94 ft. N
10464 Enceliopsis nutans      "nodding sunray" 94 ft. N
10465 Enceliopsis nutans      "nodding sunray" 94 ft. N
10469 Eriogonum bicolor      "pretty wild buckwheat" 94 ft. N
10466 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" 94 ft. N
10473 Lygodesmia grandiflora  var. grandiflora   "large-flowered skeleton plant" 94 ft. N
10471 Pascopyrum smithii      "western wheatgrass" 94 ft. N
10468 Platyschkuhria integrifolia  var. ourolepis   "basin-daisy" 94 ft. N
10475 Sphaeralcea psoraloides      "scurfpea globemallow" 94 ft. N
10472 Thelesperma subnudum  var. subnudum   "Navajo tea greenthread" 94 ft. N
10467 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" 94 ft. N
10477 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 94 ft. N
10478 Xylorhiza venusta      "Cisco woody aster" 94 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mount Elliott (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. E 7074  Cliff 
Desert Reservoir Number 2 (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. W 4803  Cliff 
Book Cliffs (Range) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 5220  Cliff 
Elliott Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. E 6772  Cliff 
Middle Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 6907  Cliff 
Woodside (Populated Place) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. N 4643  Woodside 


Taxon Links for species Thelypodiopsis elegans  (M.E. Jones) Rydb.

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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