Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06045 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Pellaea glabella Mett. ex Kuhn
Common name   smooth cliff brake
Donna M. Barnes   2009  
Coll. Date 19 June 2001 
United States
Locality Pine Creek Overlook Trail, just E of first tunnel, E side of Zion National Park;
Habitat Notes Narrrow wash, in sandstone rock face. 
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° 12'  49" N, 112° 56'  33" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Specimen Notes [TRS in original notes, T41S R9W S19, is along Clear Creek E of the second tunnel, not the same locality as the label, J. Alexander, October 2015] 


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

     Pellaea glabella Mett. ex Kuhn

Common Name(s): dwarf cliffbrake, pelléade glabre, smooth cliffbrake, smooth cliff-brake.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=17646, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Pteridophyta
                    Class: Filicopsida
                        Order: Polypodiales
                            Family: Pteridaceae
                                Genus: Pellaea
                                    Species: Pellaea glabella


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06045s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10537s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05146 Asplenium resiliens      "blackstem spleenwort" 902 ft. NW
17870 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" 941 ft. W
06048 Bromus ciliatus      "fringed brome" same section
06046 Chrysopsis jonesii      "Jones' goldenaster" same section
17873 Chrysopsis villosa      "hairy goldenaster" 941 ft. W
17872 Chrysothamnus       "rabbitbrush" 941 ft. W
05692 Dichanthelium oligosanthes      "Heller's rosette grass" 2985 ft. W
05155 Dryopteris filix-mas      "male-fern" 902 ft. NW
06541 Erigeron religiosus      "Clear Creek fleabane" same section
17868 Galium multiflorum      "shrubby bedstraw" 941 ft. W
17871 Muhlenbergia       "muhly" 941 ft. W
17869 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 941 ft. W
06042 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" same section
06044 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" same section
06534 Phleum alpinum      "alpine timothy" same section
06532 Poa reflexa      "nodding bluegrass" same section
06047 Selaginella watsonii      "Watson's spikemoss" same section
06533 Trisetum spicatum      "narrow oat-grass" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Pine Creek Gorge (Basin) Washington County, UT 404 ft. SE 5171  Springdale East 
The Great Arch (Arch) Washington County, UT 557 ft. W 5207  Springdale East 
Canyon Overlook Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 984 ft. N 5909  Springdale East 
Canyon Overlook (Locale) Washington County, UT 984 ft. N 5909  Springdale East 
Gifford Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 921 ft. SE   Springdale East 
Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Tunnel (Tunnel) Washington County, UT 1339 ft. SW 5233  Springdale East 
Clear Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2151 ft. E   Clear Creek Mountain 
The East Temple (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. NW 7737  Springdale East 
Hepworth Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. W   Springdale East 
Twin Brothers (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 6841  Springdale East 
Mount Spry (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. W 5588  Springdale East 
Mountain of the Sun (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6651  Springdale East 
Deertrap Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 6503  Springdale East 
Bridge Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 6569  Springdale East 
Pine Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. W   Springdale East 
Court of the Patriarchs (Valley) Washington County, UT 2 mi. NW   Springdale East 
Virgin River Bridge (Bridge) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. W 4023  Springdale East 
Wylie Retreat (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. N 5725  Springdale East 
Sand Bench Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. NW 4413  Springdale East 
Watchman Trail (Trail) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 4311  Springdale East 


Taxon Links for species Pellaea glabella  Mett. ex Kuhn

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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