Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02063 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little
Common name   Utah juniper
C. Crowder   s.n.  
Coll. Date 01 September 1995 
United States
Utah County
Locality West Desert.
Habitat Notes cool desert shrub, some mountain brush. 
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° 23'  1" N, 112° 18'  57" W
Township Range T5S, R4W, Sec. 17  
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):

     Juniperus osteosperma (Torr.) Little

     Juniperus californica ssp. osteosperma (Torr.) E. Murr.
     Juniperus californica var. osteosperma (Torr.) L. Benson
     Juniperus californica osterosperma (Torr.) Little
     Juniperus californica var. utahensis Engelm.
     Juniperus knighti
     Juniperus knightii A. Nels.
     Juniperus megalocarpa Sudworth
     Juniperus monosperma var. knightii (A. Nels.) Lemmon
     Juniperus occidentalis var. utahensis (Engelm.) Kent
     Juniperus utahensis (Engelm.) Lemmon
     Juniperus utahensis var. megalocarpa (Sudworth) Sarg.
     Sabina osteosperma (Torr.) Antoine
     Sabina utahensis (Engelm.) Rydb.

Common Name(s): Utah juniper.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=194859, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Coniferophyta
                    Class: Pinopsida
                        Order: Pinales
                            Family: Cupressaceae
                                Genus: Juniperus
                                    Species: Juniperus osteosperma


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02063s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00053s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01342s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02146s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02173s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03633s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13710s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02058 Artemisia tridentata  var. tridentata  same section
02065 Chrysothamnus nauseosus  var. salicifolius   "willowleaf rubber rabbitbrush" same section
02064 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  same section
02061 Gutierrezia sarothrae      "common snakeweed" same section
02062 Ribes aureum      "golden currant" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Dry Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 0.9 mi. SE   Stockton 
Queen of the Hills Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. E 8396  Stockton 
Bates Ranch (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.3 mi. S 5656  Ophir 
Ophir Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.4 mi. S   Lowe Peak 
Jacob City (Locale) Tooele County, UT 2.1 mi. E 7858  Stockton 
Dry Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.2 mi. E 8445  Ophir 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.3 mi. E 9541  Stockton 
Hidden Treasure Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 2.3 mi. E 8229  Stockton 
Commodore Pass (Gap) Tooele County, UT 2.6 mi. E 9354  Stockton 
Shoofly Hill (Summit) Tooele County, UT 2.6 mi. E 9354  Stockton 
Silverado Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.3 mi. S   Mercur 
Pipe Hollow (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Stockton 
Montana Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 2.9 mi. E 7008  Ophir 
Buckhorn Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.9 mi. E 9177  Stockton 
Sharp Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 3 mi. E 9873  Stockton 
Lynch Ridge (Ridge) Tooele County, UT 3 mi. E 7422  Stockton 
Bowman Gulch (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3 mi. SE   Stockton 
Ophir (Populated Place) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. E 6434  Ophir 
Hartmann Gulch (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.3 mi. E   Stockton 
South Fork Soldier Creek (Stream) Tooele County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Stockton 


Taxon Links for species Juniperus osteosperma  (Torr.) Little

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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