Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05690 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atriplex heterosperma Bunge
Common name   two-seeded orach
K.T. Harper   2001-405  
Coll. Date 29 September 2001 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Rush Valley, Pony Express Trail, Faust Waterfowl Refuge;
Habitat Notes clayey lake deposits 
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 40° 10'  51" N, 112° 24'  47" W
Township Range T6S, R2W, Sec. 32  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Atriplex micrantha Ledeb.

     Atriplex heterosperma Bunge

Common Name(s): twoscale orache, twoscale saltbush, two-scale saltbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192269, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05690s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 01394s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10844s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08253 Astragalus calycosus  var. calycosus   "Torrey's milkvetch" 1.1 mi. W
05694 Atriplex gardneri  var. utahensis   "Utah saltbush" same section
08251 Bassia americana      "green molly" 1.1 mi. W
05689 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
05691 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. gnaphalodes   "gray-stem rubber rabbitbrush" same section
06703 Cymopterus coulteri      "two-leaf spring parsley" 1.1 mi. W
08255 Cymopterus coulteri      "two-leaf spring parsley" 1.1 mi. W
06702 Cymopterus purpurascens      "wide-winged spring parsley" 1.1 mi. W
02430 Erysimum repandum      "spreading wallflower" 1.5 mi. NW
15886 Ipomopsis congesta      "ballhead ipomopsis" 1.8 mi. SE
08254 Ipomopsis congesta  var. congesta   "ball-headed gilia" 1.1 mi. W
06830 Lesquerella kingii      "King's bladderpod" 1.1 mi. W
06701 Phlox hoodii      "spiny phlox" 1.1 mi. W
08252 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.1 mi. W
08256 Townsendia jonesii  var. jonesii   "Jones' Townsend-daisy" 1.1 mi. W
06829 Townsendia jonesii  var. lutea   "Last Chance Townsend-daisy" 1.1 mi. W


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Atherley Reservoir (Reservoir) Tooele County, UT 1257 ft. W 5214  Faust 
Atherley Dam (Dam) Tooele County, UT 1257 ft. W 5214  Faust 
Historical Marker Faust Pony Express Station (Park) Tooele County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 5256  Faust 
Faust (Populated Place) Tooele County, UT 1.1 mi. E 5253  Faust 
East Faust Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. SW   Onaqui Mountains South 
Vernon Hills (Range) Tooele County, UT 4 mi. SE 5883  Faust 
Center (Populated Place) Tooele County, UT 4.8 mi. N 5079  Saint John 
Vernon Airstrip (Airport) Tooele County, UT 5.3 mi. S 5499  Vernon 
Hellhole Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 5.2 mi. NW   Onaqui Mountains South 
Pehrson (Populated Place) Tooele County, UT 5.9 mi. SE 5502  Lofgreen 


Taxon Links for species Atriplex heterosperma  Bunge

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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