Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 17910 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
EphedraceaeEphedraceaeEphedraceae  
Species Ephedra nevadensis S. Watson
Common name   Nevada ephedra
Collector(s)
R. Van Buren   1779  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 14 May 2010 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Washington County
Locality Santa Clara Bench, along Old Highway 91, at junction with Kayenta Parkway.
     Elev.: 3051 ft. (930 m.)
Latitude Longitude 37° 10'  22.4" N, 113° 42'  41.3" 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: L1S1; 2 seeded. 

Taxonomy


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

     Ephedra nevadensis S. Wats.

Common Name(s): Nevada ephedra, Nevada jointfir, Nevada Mormon tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502316, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra nevadensis
                                                                                    

Images

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02716s2.jpg 
02716
specimen image: 08162s2.jpg 
08162
specimen image: 08300s2.jpg 
08300
specimen image: 08982s2.jpg 
08982
specimen image: 11092s2.jpg 
11092
specimen image: 13744s1.jpg 
13744

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
17911 Acamptopappus       "goldenhead" same section
17912 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" same section
04179 Arctostaphylos pungens      "pointleaf manzanita" same section
14809 Baccharis salicifolia      "sticky seep-willow" 2953 ft. NE
02963 Cuscuta denticulata      "desert dodder" 2344 ft. NW
14451 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. glutinosum   "sticky wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. N
02966 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 2344 ft. NW
14452 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. N
17914 Gutierrezia       "snakeweed" same section
05589 Heliotropium curassavicum  var. oculatum   "seaside heliotrope" same section
05594 Heterotheca subaxillaris      "camphorweed" same section
02967 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 2344 ft. NW
04178 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" same section
14274 Penstemon ambiguus      "shrubby sand beardtongue" same section
02946 Penstemon ambiguus  var. laevissimus   "shrubby sand beardtongue" 2344 ft. NW
17913 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" same section
02995 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 2344 ft. NW
08306 Sophora stenophylla      "fringe-leaf necklacepod" 1.2 mi. NE
05588 Tidestromia oblongifolia      "Arizona honeysweet" same section
02947 Viguiera multiflora  var. nevadensis   "Nevada goldeneye" 2344 ft. NW

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Ivins Bench Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2046 ft. N 3087  Santa Clara 
Ivins Bench Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 2046 ft. N 3087  Santa Clara 
Ivins Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 2225 ft. N 3094  Santa Clara 
Dry Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. SE   Santa Clara 
Upper Santa Clara Bench Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 3212  Santa Clara 
Santa Clara Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 3281  Santa Clara 
Lower Santa Clara Bench Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 3035  Santa Clara 
Wittwer Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Shivwits 
Land Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2 mi. S 3268  Santa Clara 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E 3081  Santa Clara 
Ivins (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E 3081  Santa Clara 
Hellhole (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. N 3429  Santa Clara 
Shivwits (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. W 3202  Shivwits 
Red Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. N 4705  Santa Clara 
Santa Clara City Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 2927  Santa Clara 
South Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. S 3370  White Hills 
Jacob Hamblin Home Historical Site (Park) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 2795  Santa Clara 
Graveyard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Santa Clara 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. W 3566  Shivwits 
Shem (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. W 3297  Shivwits 

Links

Taxon Links for species Ephedra nevadensis  S. Watson

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=Ephedra+nevadensis

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