Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05602 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atriplex lentiformis (Torr.) S. Watson
Common name   big saltbush
Donna M. Barnes   983  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren, J. Simpson
Coll. Date 27 September 2001 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Washington County
Locality W of I-15 along frontage road, south St. George. 
Elev.: 2546 ft. (776 m.)
Habitat Notes dry disturbed drainage area, saline soil, chenopod community Female 
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° 2'  N, 113° 35'  W
Township Range T43S, R26W, Sec. 24  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Atriplex lentiformis (Torr.) S. Wats.

Common Name(s): big saltbush, quailbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20543, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Atriplex
                                        Species: Atriplex lentiformis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05602s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04327s3.jpg 
specimen image: 05603s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08363 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
08310 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" 1 mi. SW
08668 Allium nevadense      "Nevada wild onion" 1 mi. SW
08312 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 1 mi. SW
08313 Ambrosia salsola  var. salsola   "burrobush" 1 mi. SW
08206 Androstephium breviflorum      "pink funnel lily" 1.1 mi. S
08366 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. imperfectus   "Mojave small-flowered milkvetch" same section
05603 Atriplex lentiformis      "big saltbush" same section
14599 Atriplex torreyi      "Torrey's saltbush" 1 mi. E
02991 Atriplex torreyi      "Torrey's saltbush" same section
08370 Baileya pleniradiata      "woolly desert-marigold" 1.1 mi. S
08222 Bromus diandrus      "ripgut brome" 2 mi. SE
08358 Bromus rubens      "red brome" same section
08278 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" 1.1 mi. S
08355 Camissonia brevipes      "Mojave suncup" same section
08664 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" 1 mi. SW
08367 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" same section
08204 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 1.1 mi. S
08667 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 1 mi. SW
08362 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" same section
08199 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 1.1 mi. S
08365 Chamaesyce albomarginata      "rattlesnake weed" same section
08670 Chamaesyce albomarginata      "rattlesnake weed" 1 mi. SW
15244 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1.3 mi. NE
08317 Chorizanthe rigida      "rigid spineflower" 1 mi. SW
08209 Chorizanthe rigida      "rigid spineflower" 1.1 mi. S
08315 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" 1 mi. SW
08197 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" 1.1 mi. S
08277 Cymopterus purpureus      "purple spring parsley" 1.1 mi. S
08198 Draba cuneifolia  var. cuneifolia   "wedge-leaf draba" 1.1 mi. S
08201 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" 1.1 mi. S
08368 Eriogonum brachypodum      "Parry's wild buckwheat" same section
08314 Eriogonum trichopes      "little desert trumpet" 1 mi. SW
08356 Eriogonum trichopes      "little desert trumpet" same section
08196 Eucrypta micrantha      "desert hideseed" 1.1 mi. S
08195 Gilia inconspicua      "shy gilia" 1.1 mi. S
08210 Gilia sinuata      "rosy gilia" 1.1 mi. S
08361 Glyptopleura setulosa      "Mojave carveseed" same section
08371 Haplopappus gracilis      "slender goldenweed" 1.1 mi. S
08308 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" 1 mi. SW
08359 Hilaria rigida      "big galleta" same section
08203 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" 1.1 mi. S
08364 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" same section
08357 Langloisia setosissima  ssp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" same section
08307 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1 mi. SW
08194 Lepidium lasiocarpum      "shaggyfruit pepperweed" 1.1 mi. S
08666 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" 1 mi. SW
08205 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" 1.1 mi. S
08665 Lupinus flavoculatus      "yelloweyes" 1 mi. SW
08369 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" 1.1 mi. S
08360 Pediocactus sileri      "Siler's pincushion cactus" same section
08207 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.1 mi. S
13140 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.1 mi. S
08316 Phacelia rafaelensis      "plateau scorpionweed" 1 mi. SW
13154 Plantago ovata      "desert plantain" 1.1 mi. S
08208 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 1.1 mi. S
08311 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1 mi. SW
08211 Stylocline intertexta      "tangled nest-straw" 1.1 mi. S
08354 Stylocline intertexta      "tangled nest-straw" same section
08669 Tricardia watsonii      "threehearts" 1 mi. SW
08202 Vulpia octoflora      "sixweeks fescue" 1.1 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Price City Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. NE 3032  Saint George 
Price Bench Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 2579  Saint George 
Bloomington School (School) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 2543  Saint George 
Mokaac Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 2602  Saint George 
Price Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. N 2539  Saint George 
Price City (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 2500  Saint George 
Bloomington (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 2520  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 2523  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. N 2556  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 2595  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.7 mi. SW   Lizard Point 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 2681  Saint George 
Webb Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 3074  Saint George 
Big Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SW 2635  Saint George 
Big Valley (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.2 mi. SW   Purgatory Canyon 
Mokaac Wash (Arroyo) Mohave County, AZ 2.4 mi. S   Lizard Point 
Gardener Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 2.5 mi. S 2720  Lizard Point 
Bloomington Hills (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 2602  Saint George 
White Dome (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 2854  Saint George 
Santa Clara River (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Grass Valley 


Taxon Links for species Atriplex lentiformis  (Torr.) 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

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