Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 17918 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cercocarpus montanus Raf.
Common name   alderleaf mountain mahogany
R. Van Buren   1787  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 14 May 2010 
United States
Washington County
Locality Beaver Dam Mountains, SE of Utah Hill Summit, along an old mining road to Jarvis Peak, ca. 1.3 road miles SE of the junction with Old Highway 91.
     Elev.: 5187 ft. (1581 m.)
Latitude Longitude 37° 5'  38.4" N, 113° 48'  34.9" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L5S1. 


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

     Cercocarpus montanus Raf.

Common Name(s): alderleaf cercocarpus, alderleaf mountain mahogany, birchleaf mountainmahogany, mountainmahogany, true mountain mahogany, true mountainmahogany.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25136, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Cercocarpus
                                        Species: Cercocarpus montanus


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02213s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02229s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02235s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02299s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04259s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06667s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07555s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08892s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13587s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13651s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13766s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
17915 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" 2618 ft. NE
14275 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" 1.1 mi. NE
17898 Arctostaphylos pungens      "pointleaf manzanita" 1.1 mi. NE
17916 Asteraceae      399 ft. S
09195 Fendlerella utahensis      "Utah fendlerbush" same section
15278 Garrya flavescens      "ashy silktassel" 1 mi. NE
14023 Gilia inconspicua      "shy gilia" 1680 ft. NE
14022 Mimulus rubellus      "little redstem monkeyflower" 1868 ft. NE
14811 Purshia glandulosa      "desert bitterbrush" 1.5 mi. NE
17917 Symphoricarpos       "snowberry" 399 ft. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Tahoari (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. S 5502  Jarvis Peak 
Jarvis Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 6411  Jarvis Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. S 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Apex Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 5243  Jarvis Peak 
Paymaster Mine Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. S 5492  Jarvis Peak 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. S 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Reef Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NE 4288  Jarvis Peak 
Quail Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. E 4232  Jarvis Peak 
Mine Valley (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Mine Valley Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. SE 4472  Jarvis Peak 
Laub Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. NE 3757  Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets (Range) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. S 4564  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. W   Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. W 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Pass (Gap) Washington County, UT 4.5 mi. S 4734  Jarvis Peak 
Cave Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 3819  White Hills 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. W 3862  Castle Cliff 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. N 3566  Shivwits 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. SW 4055  Castle Cliff 


Taxon Links for species Cercocarpus montanus  Raf.

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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