Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 05961 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
EphedraceaeEphedraceaeEphedraceae  
Species Ephedra torreyana S. Watson
Common name   Torrey's ephedra
Collector(s)
Donna M. Barnes   1179  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 10 May 2001 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Wayne County
Locality roadside, Highway 24, 20 miles S of Goblin Valley turnoff.
     Elev.: 4295 ft. (1309 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy soil. 
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° 52'  N, 110° 21'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)

Taxonomy


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
                                                                                    

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05961s2.jpg

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

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05960 Asclepias macrosperma      "bigseed milkweed" same section
05964 Astragalus preussii  var. latus   "narrow-leaf Preuss' milkvetch" same section
05959 Ephedra torreyana      "Torrey's ephedra" same section
05962 Xylorhiza venusta      "Cisco woody aster" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hatt Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.3 mi. NW 4229  Jessies Twist 
Greasewood Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. SW   Arsons Garden 
Jessies Twist (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 4413  Jessies Twist 
Shadscale Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. NW 4465  Spotted Wolf Canyon 
Buckmaster Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. N   Jessies Twist 
Ninemile Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 4.5 mi. E 4272  Jessies Twist 
Spotted Wolf Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. NW   Spotted Wolf Canyon 
Black Dragon Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.9 mi. N   Drowned Hole Draw 
Tidwell Bottoms (Bend) Emery County, UT 6.1 mi. N 4259  Spotted Wolf Canyon 
The Squeeze (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. NW   Spotted Wolf Canyon 
Trail Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 6 mi. NE 4285  Jessies Twist 
Black Dragon Pictograph (Locale) Emery County, UT 6.6 mi. NW 4626  Spotted Wolf Canyon 

Links

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Ephedra+torreyana

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