Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01212 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ephedra torreyana S. Watson
Kim Anderson   94  
Coll. Date 15 June 1991 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Thousand Lake Mountain, Sand Flat vicinity, N of Torrey.
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 38° 23'  3" N, 111° 25'  20" W
Township Range T28S, R4E, Sec. 12  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Specimen Notes Thousand Lake Mountain transect. 


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

     Ephedra torreyana S. Wats.

Common Name(s): torrey ephedra, Torrey mormon tea, Torrey's ephedra, Torrey's jointfir, Torrey's mormon tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502318, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra torreyana


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01212s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00158s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01281s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02014s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02054s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02828s3.jpg 
specimen image: 05959s2.jpg 
specimen image: 05961s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06412s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10934s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10934f1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01210 Astragalus       "lesser rushy milkvetch" same section
08328 Erigeron abajoensis      "Abajo fleabane" 2940 ft. S
08350 Erigeron caespitosus      "tufted fleabane" 2940 ft. S
08349 Erigeron caespitosus      "tufted fleabane" 2940 ft. S
05546 Eriogonum racemosum  var. racemosum   "redroot wild buckwheat" 2940 ft. S
05542 Muhlenbergia pungens      "sandhill muhly" 1.4 mi. N
01209 Physaria       "Santa Fe bladderpod" same section
01211 Shepherdia rotundifolia      "round-leaf buffaloberry" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sand Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 1558 ft. SW 8285  Flat Top 
Hickman Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 9269  Flat Top 
Sulphur Basin (Basin) Wayne County, UT 1.5 mi. W 9108  Flat Top 
Point Lookout (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. NW 10096  Flat Top 
Mud Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. N 8711  Flat Top 
Sidehill Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. N 9019  Flat Top 
Sulphur Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 10191  Flat Top 
Alex Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9620  Flat Top 
Stair Trail (Trail) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 7933  Torrey 
Sawmill Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.6 mi. NW 10197  Flat Top 
Wiffs Pasture (Flat) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. NW 10233  Flat Top 
East Sand Creek Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.7 mi. W 10210  Flat Top 
South Fork Spring Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. SE   Torrey 
Hells Hole (Basin) Wayne County, UT 2.7 mi. W 8672  Torrey 
Sand Creek Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.7 mi. W 10033  Flat Top 
Indian Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 3.5 mi. N 8918  Flat Top 
Torrey Airport (Airport) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. S 6936  Torrey 
Deep Creek Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 3.8 mi. N 8718  Flat Top 
Snow Lake (Lake) Wayne County, UT 3.5 mi. NW 10506  Flat Top 
Paradise Flats (Flat) Wayne County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 7320  Cathedral Mountain 


Taxon Links for species Ephedra torreyana  S. Watson

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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