Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 06090 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Physaria acutifolia Rydb.
Infraspecific    var. acutifolia 
Common name   sharpleaf twinpod
Donna M. Barnes   2113  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 16 May 2001 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Highway 12, W of Bryce Canyon, hard to find wash 6.3 miles S of Highway, along dirt road.
     Elev.: 6016 ft. (1834 m.)
Habitat Notes wash uplands 
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° 29'  N, 112° 5'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Physaria acutifolia var. acutifolia Rydb.

     Physaria australis (Payson) Rollins

Common Name(s): sharpleaf twinpod, southern twinpod.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529642, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Physaria
                                        Species: Physaria acutifolia
                                            Variety: Physaria acutifolia var. acutifolia


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.
06092 Abronia nana      "dwarf sand verbena" same section
03062 Abronia nana      "dwarf sand verbena" 1.2 mi. E
03754 Abronia nana      "dwarf sand verbena" 1.2 mi. E
03758 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 1.2 mi. E
04307 Aquilegia loriae      "Lori's columbine" 1.4 mi. SE
10578 Astragalus amphioxys  var. vespertinus   "western crescent milkvetch" same section
10652 Astragalus bisulcatus  var. major   "two-grooved milkvetch" same section
06095 Astragalus calycosus  var. calycosus   "Torrey's milkvetch" same section
03059 Calylophus lavandulifolius      "lavender-leaf sundrops" 1.2 mi. E
03057 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 1.2 mi. N
10573 Cryptantha abata      "low cat's eye" same section
10574 Cryptantha cinerea  var. cinerea   "ashy James' cat's eye" same section
10576 Cryptantha confertiflora      "basin yellow cat's eye" same section
03058 Dalea searlsiae      "Searls' prairie clover" 1.2 mi. N
10569 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" same section
06097 Erigeron pumilus  var. condensatus   "Great Basin shaggy fleabane" same section
03060 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 1.2 mi. E
03055 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1.2 mi. E
10575 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. caespitosa   "caespitose four-nerve daisy" same section
10570 Penstemon utahensis      "Utah beardtongue" same section
10571 Phlox austromontana  var. austromontana   "southern phlox" same section
06094 Physaria ludoviciana      "silvery bladderpod" same section
10572 Physaria ludoviciana      "silvery bladderpod" same section
06093 Shepherdia argentea      "silver buffaloberry" same section
03056 Symphoricarpos oreophilus  var. parishii   "Parish's snowberry" 1197 ft. NE
10577 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" same section
03061 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 1.2 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Averett Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 1115 ft. E   Bryce Point 
Willis Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 1.2 mi. SE   Bryce Point 
Indian Hollow (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.3 mi. NE   Bryce Point 
Indian Hollow (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.5 mi. SW   Rainbow Point 
Bull Run (Stream) Kane County, UT 1.7 mi. SW   Rainbow Point 
Little Bull Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 2 mi. W   Rainbow Point 
Bull Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.1 mi. W   Rainbow Point 
Jim Hollow (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Cannonville 
Yellow Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. NE   Bryce Point 
Rock Springs Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Slickrock Bench 
Squaw Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. W   Rainbow Point 
Bull Valley Gorge (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. SE   Bull Valley Gorge 
Georgetown (Populated Place) Kane County, UT 3.9 mi. N 5820  Cannonville 
Georgetown Cemetery (Cemetery) Garfield County, UT 4 mi. N 5837  Cannonville 
Pine Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 6552  Rainbow Point 
Shepherd Point (Cape) Kane County, UT 3.6 mi. NE 5866  Cannonville 
Little Dry Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. E   Slickrock Bench 
Henrieville Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. NE   Upper Valley 
Wildcat Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 5 mi. NE   Henrieville 
Sheep Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 5 mi. SE   Bryce Point 


Taxon Links for species Physaria acutifolia  Rydb.

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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