Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16879 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lycium andersonii A. Gray
Common name   Anderson's desert-thorn
Steve Hegji   0204  
Coll. Date 11 May 2013 
United States
Millard County
Locality Painter Spring;
     Elev.: 5166 ft. (1575 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky, sandy alluvial slope west of the spring. 
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'  19.02" N, 113° 27'  2.79" 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):

     Lycium andersonii Gray

Common Name(s): Anderson wolfberry, Anderson's wolfberry, water jacket.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30532, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Solanaceae
                                    Genus: Lycium
                                        Species: Lycium andersonii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 16879s1.jpg specimen image: 16879a1.jpg specimen image: 16879b1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04178s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08160s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08534s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11830 Agrostis stolonifera      "creeping bentgrass" 2526 ft. W
11828 Aquilegia formosa      "western columbine" 2526 ft. W
11840 Asclepias speciosa      "showy milkweed" 2526 ft. W
16877 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 1510 ft. W
11827 Castilleja exilis     2526 ft. W
11843 Celtis reticulata     2950 ft. S
11841 Chrysopsis villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" 2526 ft. W
13224 Cirsium ownbeyi      "Ownbey's thistle" 2526 ft. W
11833 Cirsium ownbeyi      "Ownbey's thistle" 2526 ft. W
11832 Clematis ligusticifolia      "white virgins-bower" 2526 ft. W
11836 Epilobium hornemannii  var. hornemannii   "Hornemann's willowherb" 2526 ft. W
11829 Epipactis gigantea      "giant helleborine" 2526 ft. W
11842 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" 2526 ft. W
11835 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" 2526 ft. W
11831 Juncus ensifolius  var. ensifolius  2526 ft. W
11834 Juncus ensifolius  var. montanus  2526 ft. W
16878 Phacelia crenulata      "notch-leaf scorpionweed" 337 ft. NE
11837 Platanthera sparsiflora      "sparse-flowered bog orchid" 2526 ft. W
11838 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" 2526 ft. W
11839 Verbascum thapsus      "common mullein" 2526 ft. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Painter Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 2747 ft. SE 5574  Notch Peak 
Baldy (Summit) Millard County, UT 2.2 mi. E 8488  Notch Peak 
Pine Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 9216  Notch Peak 
House Range (Range) Millard County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 6946  Notch Peak 
Notch Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 9334  Notch Peak 
Sawtooth Mountain (Summit) Millard County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 8383  Notch Peak 
Marjum Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.3 mi. N   Marjum Pass 
Brown Queen Mine (Mine) Millard County, UT 4.2 mi. E 7139  Notch Peak 
The Hermits Cabin (Locale) Millard County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 5571  Notch Peak 
Amasa Valley (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.2 mi. E   Notch Peak 
Antelope Mountain (Summit) Millard County, UT 5 mi. NE 6703  Notch Peak 
Klondike Mine (Mine) Millard County, UT 4.5 mi. SE 7064  Miller Cove 
Water Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.5 mi. E   Notch Peak 
Contact Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.6 mi. SE   Notch Peak 
Bird Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.9 mi. NE   Notch Peak 
Hell'n Moriah Kitchen (Basin) Millard County, UT 6 mi. SE 7294  Hell'n Moriah Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Lycium andersonii  A. Gray

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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