Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06056 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Euphorbia brachycera Engelm.
Common name   horned spurge
Donna M. Barnes   2022  
Coll. Date 19 June 2001 
United States
Garfield County
Locality [Paunsaugunt Plateau], Highway 12, ca 2.5 miles E of Red Canyon Campground;
     Elev.: 7777 ft. (2371 m.)
Habitat Notes Claron Formation, rocky soil; ponderosa-juniper community 
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° 43'  23" N, 112° 16'  1" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Euphorbia brachycera Engelm.

     Euphorbia brachycera var. robusta (Engelm.) Dorn
     Euphorbia lurida Engelm.
     Euphorbia montana Engelm.
     Euphorbia odontadenia Boiss.
     Euphorbia robusta (Engelm.) Small ex. Britt. & Br.
     Pyrenula leucoplaca (Wallr.) Korber
     Tithymalus brachycera (Engelm.) Small
     Tithymalus montanus (Engelm.) Small
     Tithymalus robustus (Engelm.) Small

Common Name(s): horned spurge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28049, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Euphorbiales
                                Family: Euphorbiaceae
                                    Genus: Euphorbia
                                        Species: Euphorbia brachycera


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
01103 Aquilegia scopulorum  var. scopulorum   "Utah columbine" 1.7 mi. NE
01107 Arctostaphylos patula      "greenleaf manzanita" 1.9 mi. NE
14577 Artemisia nova  var. nova  2220 ft. S
06059 Astragalus humistratus  var. humivagans   "groundcover milkvetch" same section
06057 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" same section
04756 Castilleja parvula  var. revealii   "Reveal's paintbrush" 1.8 mi. SE
06031 Cymopterus minimus      "least spring parsley" 1.6 mi. SE
04753 Erigeron aphanactis  var. congestus   "rayless shaggy fleabane" 1.8 mi. SE
06055 Eriogonum alatum      "winged wild buckwheat" same section
06036 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. SE
04752 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" 1.8 mi. SE
14572 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. SE
00952 Eriogonum brevicaule  var. laxifolium   "loose-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.7 mi. NE
04757 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 1.8 mi. SE
01096 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" 1.7 mi. NE
14573 Haplopappus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.2 mi. SE
00934 Hymenoxys richardsonii  var. floribunda   "Colorado rubberweed" 1.7 mi. NE
00953 Ivesia sabulosa      "Intermountain mousetail" 1.7 mi. NE
14575 Linanthus caespitosus      "mat prickly phlox" 1.2 mi. SE
15534 Lithospermum multiflorum      "many-flowered stoneseed" 2994 ft. SE
06054 Lithospermum multiflorum      "many-flowered stoneseed" same section
06037 Oxytropis oreophila  var. jonesii   "Jone's oxytrope" 1.6 mi. SE
04755 Oxytropis oreophila  var. jonesii   "Jone's oxytrope" 1.8 mi. SE
06041 Penstemon bracteatus      "Red Canyon beardtongue" 1.6 mi. SE
06117 Petradoria pumila  var. pumila   "common rock goldenrod" same section
14574 Phlox gladiformis      "musky phlox" 1.2 mi. SE
14579 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 2220 ft. S
15532 Physaria chambersii  var. membranacea   "scurfy twinpod" same section
06060 Physaria lepidota  var. membranacea   "scurfy twinpod" same section
06035 Physaria rubicundula      "Bryce Canyon bladderpod" 1.6 mi. SE
01106 Pinus longaeva      "Great Basin bristlecone pine" 1.7 mi. NE
06058 Piptatherum micranthum      "little-seed ricegrass" same section
14580 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 2220 ft. S
06061 Sphaeromeria capitata      "common rock-tansy" same section
14576 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" 1.2 mi. SE
14578 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" 2220 ft. S
04754 Townsendia jonesii  var. jonesii   "Jones' Townsend-daisy" 1.8 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cabin Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 0.6 mi. N   Bryce Canyon 
Corral Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 0.6 mi. N   Casto Canyon 
Lightning Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. SE   Bryce Canyon 
Butch Cassidy Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2 mi. NW   Casto Canyon 
Johnson Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 7799  Bryce Canyon 
Red Canyon Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 7294  Wilson Peak 
Horse Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. N 8147  Casto Canyon 
Berry Spring Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. E   Flake Mountain West 
Wilson Peak (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 9033  Wilson Peak 
Berry Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. NE 8055  Flake Mountain West 
Mud Spring Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. NE 8127  Flake Mountain West 
Ahlstrom Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. SE   Wilson Peak 
Black Mountain (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. NW 7901  Casto Canyon 
Coyote Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. SE   Wilson Peak 
The Pine Hills (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. E 7842  Bryce Canyon 
Red Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. W   Wilson Peak 
Mud Spring Ridge (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 8426  Flake Mountain West 
Wilson Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. SW   Wilson Peak 
Daves Hollow Forest Service Station (Locale) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. SE 7694  Bryce Canyon 
Tent Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5.4 mi. N   Casto Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Euphorbia brachycera  Engelm.

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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