Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04160 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Palafoxia arida B.L. Turner & Morris
Common name   desert Spanish needles
D.M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 04 March 2000 
United States
San Bernardino County
Locality sand dunes about 30 miles N of Baker on E side of Highway 127.
     Elev.: 616 ft. (188 m.)
Habitat Notes dry desert community; sandy soil. 
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° 39'  N, 116° 17'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Palafoxia arida B.L. Turner & Morris

Common Name(s): desert needles, desert palafox, desert palafoxia.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38147, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Palafoxia
                                        Species: Palafoxia arida


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04160s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04149s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04159 Abronia villosa      "desert sand verbena" same section
04150 Camissonia claviformis  var. aurantiaca   "brown-eyed primrose" same section
04149 Palafoxia arida      "desert Spanish needles" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Little Dumont Dunes (Summit) San Bernardino County, CA 0.6 mi. N 449  Saddle Peak Hills 
Salt Spring Hills (Range) San Bernardino County, CA 0.8 mi. SE 929  Saddle Peak Hills 
Amargosa Spring (Spring) San Bernardino County, CA 1.1 mi. S 538  Saddle Peak Hills 
Salt Creek (Stream) San Bernardino County, CA 1.6 mi. W   West of Baker 
Dumont Dunes (Summit) San Bernardino County, CA 4.3 mi. NE 860  Dumont Dunes 
Kingston Wash (Stream) San Bernardino County, CA 4.6 mi. SE   Clark Mountain 
Anvil Canyon (Valley) San Bernardino County, CA 5 mi. SW   Sheep Creek Spring 
Sheep Creek Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 5.8 mi. SW 1627  Sheep Creek Spring 
Sheep Creek Spring (Spring) San Bernardino County, CA 6 mi. SW 1749  Sheep Creek Spring 


Taxon Links for species Palafoxia arida  B.L. Turner & Morris

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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