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 
Geography United States.  Utah.  Utah County
Locality Pony express trail just N of Fairfield. 
Habitat Notes clayey lake deposits at the Faust Water Refuge. 
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° 15'  12" N, 112° 5'  20" W
Township Range T6S, R2W, Sec. 32  
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):

     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.
05689 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
04645 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. consimilis   "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
05691 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. gnaphalodes   "gray-stem rubber rabbitbrush" same section
15442 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" same section
02150 Ribes aureum      "golden currant" same section
15231 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Stage Coach Inn State Historical Site (Locale) Utah County, UT 2853 ft. N 4879  Cedar Fort 
Camp Floyd Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 2645 ft. W 4895  Cedar Fort 
Fairfield (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. N 4879  Cedar Fort 
Camp Floyd State Historical Site (Locale) Utah County, UT 2928 ft. W 4899  Cedar Fort 
Fairfield Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. N 4885  Cedar Fort 
Big Spring (Spring) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. NW 4899  Cedar Fort 
Fairfield Station (historical) (Building) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. W 5102  Mercur 
Wells Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Mercur 
Cedar Fort Station (historical) (Building) Utah County, UT 4.4 mi. N 4899  Cedar Fort 
Manning Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. NW   Mercur 
Clay Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.7 mi. W   Mercur 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Mercur 
Cedar Fort (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 5.2 mi. N 5079  Cedar Fort 
Cedar Valley Post Office (Post Office) Utah County, UT 5.2 mi. N 5079  Cedar Fort 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 5.1 mi. N 5109  Cedar Fort 
Yellowbrush Well (Well) Utah County, UT 5.2 mi. S 4866  Goshen Pass 
Spring Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 5.5 mi. N   Mercur 
Thorpe Hills (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.8 mi. SW 5896  Fivemile Pass 
Sevenmile Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 5.1 mi. SW 5633  Fivemile Pass 
Manning (Locale) Utah County, UT 5.1 mi. NW 5929  Mercur 


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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