Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05147 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Pellaea truncata Goodding
Common name   spiny cliff brake
K.T. Harper   2001-79  
Coll. Date 19 June 2001 
United States
Locality Pine Creek Canyon, E end of tunnel, Zion Nationl Park.
Habitat Notes hanging garden 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 37° 13'  53" N, 112° 53'  30" W
Township Range T41S, R9W, Sec. 19  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Pellaea truncata Goodding

     Pellaea longimucronata auct. non Hook.

Common Name(s): spiny cliffbrake.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504193, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Pteridophyta
                    Class: Filicopsida
                        Order: Polypodiales
                            Family: Pteridaceae
                                Genus: Pellaea
                                    Species: Pellaea truncata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05147s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04914s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06735 Erigeron religiosus      "Clear Creek fleabane" 1 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Co-op Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 0.7 mi. E   Clear Creek Mountain 
East Entrance (Locale) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. E 5696  Springdale East 
Jolley Gulch (Valley) Kane County, UT 1 mi. NE   Clear Creek Mountain 
Checkerboard Mesa (Summit) Kane County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 6500  Springdale East 
East Entrance Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 6185  Temple of Sinawava 
Cave Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.8 mi. NE   Clear Creek Mountain 
Stave Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 6532  Temple of Sinawava 
Cable Mountain Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 6874  Temple of Sinawava 
Clear Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. SW   Clear Creek Mountain 
Gifford Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   Springdale East 
Deertrap Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. W 6503  Springdale East 
Pine Creek Gorge (Basin) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SW 5171  Springdale East 
Waterpocket Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 3 mi. E   Clear Creek Mountain 
Canyon Overlook Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. W 5909  Springdale East 
Canyon Overlook (Locale) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. W 5909  Springdale East 
Cable Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. NW 6490  Temple of Sinawava 
The Great Arch (Arch) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. W 5207  Springdale East 
Echo Canyon Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. N 5722  Temple of Sinawava 
Lemmon Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. N 6480  Temple of Sinawava 
Hidden Canyon Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. NW 5538  Temple of Sinawava 


Taxon Links for species Pellaea truncata  Goodding

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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