Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02396 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atrichoseris platyphylla (A. Gray) A. Gray
Common name   gravel-ghost
R. Van Buren   s.n.  
   with K. T. Harper, J. G. Cooper
Coll. Date 22 April 1995 
United States
Clark County
Locality take Gold Butte road south from Riverside (S of Mesquite, NV) for ca. 21 miles until pavement ends, continue down dirt road 7.4 miles to Devil's Throat turn off, take turn off W for over 9.7 miles, past petroglyphs; on W side of road
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 36° 24'  44" N, 114° 14'  7" W
Township Range T17S, R69E, Sec. 36  
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):

     Atrichoseris platyphylla (Gray) Gray

     Malacothrix platyphylla Gray

Common Name(s): gravel ghost, parachute plant, parachute-plant.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=192205, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Atrichoseris
                                        Species: Atrichoseris platyphylla


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02396s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03974s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02339 Arctomecon californica      "California bearpoppy" same section
02340 Mentzelia tricuspis      "spinyhair blazingstar" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Gold Butte Wash (Stream) Clark County, NV 2.3 mi. N   Gold Butte 
Lime Ridge (Ridge) Clark County, NV 2.2 mi. SW 2681  Overton Beach 
Happy Jack Mine (Mine) Clark County, NV 2.2 mi. SE 2648  Devils Throat 
Red Bluff Spring (Spring) Clark County, NV 3.6 mi. N 1618  Overton Beach 
Red Rock Springs (Spring) Clark County, NV 3.7 mi. N 1910  Devils Throat 
Hartman Tank (Reservoir) Clark County, NV 4 mi. N 1978  Devils Throat 
Bitter Ridge (Ridge) Clark County, NV 5 mi. N 2874  Devils Throat 
Tramp Mine (Mine) Clark County, NV 4.3 mi. SE 3954  Devils Throat 
Tramp Ridge (Ridge) Clark County, NV 5.4 mi. SE 5013  Gold Butte 
Lime Canyon (Valley) Clark County, NV 6.4 mi. SW   Gold Butte 


Taxon Links for species Atrichoseris platyphylla  (A. Gray) 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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

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