Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 07398 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Glossopetalon spinescens A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. meionandrum (Koehne) Trel.
Common name   spiny greasebush
K.T. Harper   2002-9  
   with Debi Clark
Coll. Date 01 May 2002 
United States
Emery County
Locality Joshua Hole overlook.
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° 38'  10" N, 111° 2'  21" W
Township Range T25S, R8E, Sec. 16, NW1/2  
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):

     Glossopetalon spinescens var. meionandrum (Koehne) Trel.

     Forsellesia meionandra (Koehne) Heller
     Glossopetalon meionandrum Koehne

Common Name(s): spiny greasebush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528253, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Crossosomataceae
                                    Genus: Glossopetalon
                                        Species: Glossopetalon spinescens
                                            Variety: Glossopetalon spinescens var. meionandrum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 07398s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 08624s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10530s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11046s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
07399 Parthenium ligulatum      "Colorado feverfew" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Ireland Mesa Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.3 mi. N   Ireland Mesa 
Slaughter Slopes (Slope) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 6116  Ireland Mesa 
Johns Hole (Basin) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. SE 6132  The Frying Pan 
Slaughter Slopes Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. W 6017  Ireland Mesa 
The Hondu (Arch) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. NE 6414  Ireland Mesa 
Ireland Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. N 5853  Ireland Mesa 
East Cedar Mountain Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 5942  The Frying Pan 
Chimney Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.5 mi. S   Ireland Mesa 
Prickly Pear Bend (Bend) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. N 5181  Ireland Mesa 
Penitentiary Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. NE   Tomsich Butte 
East Cedar Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. W 6966  The Frying Pan 
Poor Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. N   Tomsich Butte 
Cowboy Camp (Locale) Emery County, UT 4 mi. NE 5095  Tomsich Butte 
The Merry-Go-Round (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. N 5174  Ireland Mesa 
The Pasture (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. SE 5082  Hunt Draw 
The Chute (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. SE   Tomsich Butte 
Willow Springs Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.6 mi. N   Willow Springs 
Tomsich Butte (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. NE 5771  Tomsich Butte 
Last Chance Well (Well) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. SW 5965  The Frying Pan 
Secret Springs (Spring) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 5227  Tomsich Butte 


Taxon Links for species Glossopetalon spinescens  A. Gray

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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