Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 17907 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Glossopetalon spinescens A. Gray
Common name   spiny greasebush
R. Van Buren   1776  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 17 April 2010 
United States
Mohave County
Locality up the "Ptelea Canyon" (Quail Canyon), Mokaac Spring vicinity, along a little dirt road to corral and tank, west of BLM Road 1069.
     Elev.: 3455 ft. (1053 m.)
Latitude Longitude 36° 53'  45.72" N, 113° 34'  26.34" 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: L3S2. 


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

     Glossopetalon spinescens Gray

Common Name(s): spiny greasebush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502808, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Crossosomataceae
                                    Genus: Glossopetalon
                                        Species: Glossopetalon spinescens


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07398s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08624s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10530s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11046s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
17893 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" same section
17891 Artemisia       "sagebrush" same section
17905 Ericameria nana      "dwarf goldenbush" 195 ft. N
17892 Eriogonum       "buckwheat" same section
17890 Lycium cooperi      "peach thorn" 2095 ft. N
02970 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 1 mi. S
02969 Perezia wrightii      "brownfoot" 1 mi. S
17906 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 195 ft. N
17904 Ptelea       "hoptree" 195 ft. N
02972 Ptelea trifoliata  subsp. pallida   "pallid hoptree" 1 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Quail Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 541 ft. N   Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Mokaac Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 2618 ft. NW 3612  Lizard Point 
Lizard Point (Cape) Mohave County, AZ 2.4 mi. NW 4807  Lizard Point 
North Tank (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 2.6 mi. W 4944  Lizard Point 
Lizard Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 3 mi. NW 3622  Lizard Point 
Mokaac Mountain (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 3.2 mi. W 5177  Purgatory Canyon 
Seep Spring Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 3.4 mi. E   Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Quail Draw Reservoir (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 4.2 mi. S 4846  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Wolf Hole Wildlife Reservoir (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 3.7 mi. SW 5115  Wolf Hole Mountain West 
Quail Flat (Flat) Mohave County, AZ 4.3 mi. S 4859  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Quail Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. S 4807  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Mokaac Reservoir (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 4.5 mi. N 2963  Lizard Point 
Quail Hill (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 4.7 mi. S 5223  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Seep Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.2 mi. SE 4643  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Canyon Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. SE 4734  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
The Hole (Basin) Mohave County, AZ 4.8 mi. SE 5187  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Oak Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 5.5 mi. S 5269  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Tub Pond (Lake) Mohave County, AZ 5.5 mi. S 5043  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Middle Tank (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 5.4 mi. S 5771  Wolf Hole Mountain East 
Seegmiller Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.9 mi. SE 4961  Hole-n-Wall Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Glossopetalon spinescens  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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