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  
   with J. Harper
Coll. Date 19 June 2001 
United States
Washington County
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° 12'  53" N, 112° 56'  23" W
Township Range T41S, R9W, Sec. 19  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
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.
05146 Asplenium resiliens      "blackstem spleenwort" same section
17870 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" 49 ft. W
06048 Bromus ciliatus      "fringed brome" 902 ft. SE
06046 Chrysopsis jonesii      "Jones' goldenaster" 902 ft. SE
17873 Chrysopsis villosa      "hairy goldenaster" 49 ft. W
17872 Chrysothamnus       "rabbitbrush" 49 ft. W
05692 Dichanthelium oligosanthes      "Heller's rosette grass" 2235 ft. W
05155 Dryopteris filix-mas      "male-fern" same section
06541 Erigeron bellidiastrum      "Clear Creek fleabane" same section
17868 Galium multiflorum      "shrubby bedstraw" 49 ft. W
17871 Muhlenbergia       "muhly" 49 ft. W
06045 Pellaea glabella      "smooth cliff brake" 902 ft. SE
06042 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 902 ft. SE
17869 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 49 ft. W
06044 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 902 ft. SE
06047 Selaginella watsonii      "Watson's spikemoss" 902 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Gifford Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 816 ft. S   Springdale East 
Pine Creek Gorge (Basin) Washington County, UT 900 ft. SW 5171  Springdale East 
Canyon Overlook (Locale) Washington County, UT 1292 ft. W 5909  Springdale East 
Canyon Overlook Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 1292 ft. W 5909  Springdale East 
Clear Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1308 ft. E   Clear Creek Mountain 
The Great Arch (Arch) Washington County, UT 1447 ft. W 5207  Springdale East 
Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Tunnel (Tunnel) Washington County, UT 2199 ft. SW 5233  Springdale East 
The East Temple (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 7737  Springdale East 
Hepworth Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. W   Springdale East 
Twin Brothers (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NW 6841  Springdale East 
Deertrap Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6503  Springdale East 
Mountain of the Sun (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6651  Springdale East 
Mount Spry (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 5588  Springdale East 
Bridge Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. W 6569  Springdale East 
Wylie Retreat (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 5725  Springdale East 
Court of the Patriarchs (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NW   Springdale East 
Pine Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. W   Springdale East 
Sand Bench Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 4413  Springdale East 
Virgin River Bridge (Bridge) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. W 4023  Springdale East 
Mount Moroni (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. N 4797  Springdale East 


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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