Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04039 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Linanthus demissus (A. Gray) Greene
Common name   desertsnow
J.G. Harris   2375  
Coll. Date 30 April 1992 
United States
San Bernardino
Locality Mojave Desert, Highway 127, about 15 km SE of Baker.
     Elev.: 984 ft. (300 m.)
Habitat Notes creosote community. 
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 35° 8'  36" N, 115° 57'  48" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Linanthus demissus (Gray) Greene

Common Name(s): desert linanthus, desertsnow.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31297, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Polemoniaceae
                                    Genus: Linanthus
                                        Species: Linanthus demissus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04039s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03616s3.jpg 
specimen image: 08205s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08284s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08666s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09462s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10147s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10198s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10255s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10324s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12029s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04012 Cercidium floridum     same section
03986 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
03982 Datura wrightii      "sacred thorn-apple" same section
04041 Delphinium parishii  var. parishii   "Parish's larkspur" same section
03983 Encelia frutescens      "button brittlebush" same section
04080 Eriogonum pusillum      "yellowturbans" same section
03987 Gilia cana  subsp. bernardina   "showy gilia" same section
04043 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" same section
03981 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. punctata   "Great Basin langloisia" same section
03979 Leptosiphon aurea      "Golden gilia" same section
03980 Monoptilon bellioides      "Mojave desertstar" same section
12501 Nemacladus capillaris      "common threadplant" same section
04042 Phacelia crenulata  var. crenulata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
03984 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cowhole Mountain (Summit) San Bernardino County, CA 1.8 mi. W 2251  Seventeenmile Point 
Little Cowhole Mountain (Summit) San Bernardino County, CA 3.5 mi. NW 1673  Soda Lake North 
Campbell Hill (Summit) San Bernardino County, CA 3.3 mi. W 974  Soda Lake North 
Luckie Park (Park) San Bernardino County, CA 4.2 mi. W 932  Soda Lake North 
Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters (Locale) San Bernardino County, CA 4.3 mi. W 932  Soda Lake North 
Tank Nine (Reservoir) San Bernardino County, CA 5.1 mi. NE 1663  Seventeenmile Point 
Oasis of Mara (Spring) San Bernardino County, CA 4.5 mi. W 932  Soda Lake North 
Shortz Lake (Flat) San Bernardino County, CA 4.7 mi. NW 948  Soda Lake North 
Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course (Locale) San Bernardino County, CA 4.8 mi. W 932  Soda Lake North 
Paymaster Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 5.3 mi. NE 1978  Seventeenmile Point 
Oro Fino Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 5.5 mi. NE 2120  Seventeenmile Point 
Branningan Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 5.7 mi. NE 2467  Seventeenmile Point 
Seventeenmile Point (Cliff) San Bernardino County, CA 6.2 mi. NE 2326  Seventeenmile Point 


Taxon Links for species Linanthus demissus  (A. Gray) Greene

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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