Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08588 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Smelowskia calycina (Stephan ex Willd.) C.A. Mey.
Infraspecific    var. americana (Regel & Herder) Drury & Rollins
Common name   American false candytuft
R. Jolley   2003-32  
   with R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 24 June 2003 
United States
Iron County
Locality Brian Head Peak, [Markagunt Plateau, on a ridge ca. 1.1 air miles E of the summit of Brian Head];
     Elev.: 11075 ft. (3377 m.)
Habitat Notes alpine tundra 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° 40'  43" N, 112° 48'  40" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Smelowskia calycina var. americana (Regel & Herder) Drury & Rollins

     Hutchinsia calycina var. americana Regel & Herder

Common Name(s): American false candytuft.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=530403, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08588s3.jpg

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.
14294 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" same section
07684 Antennaria microphylla      "little-leaf pussytoes" 1.1 mi. E
07679 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.1 mi. E
08599 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
08598 Arabis drummondii      "Drummond's rockcress" same section
07687 Carex arapahoensis      "Arapaho sedge" 1.1 mi. E
08504 Cymopterus lemmonii      "Lemmon's spring parsley" same section
08587 Cymopterus lemmonii      "Lemmon's spring parsley" same section
07545 Cymopterus minimus      "least spring parsley" 1.1 mi. E
07675 Delphinium barbeyi      "subalpine larkspur" 1.1 mi. E
07670 Draba aurea      "golden whitlow-cress" 1.1 mi. E
07681 Draba subalpina      "subalpine whitlow-cress" 1.1 mi. E
07673 Elymus scribneri      "spreading wheatgrass" 1.1 mi. E
07671 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 1.1 mi. E
07569 Eriogonum umbellatum  var. porteri  1.1 mi. E
07691 Festuca brachyphylla      "alpine fescue" 1.1 mi. E
07677 Geum rossii  var. turbinatum   "Ross' avens" 1.1 mi. E
07669 Geum triflorum  var. ciliatum   "old man's whiskers" 1.1 mi. E
08601 Geum triflorum  var. ciliatum   "old man's whiskers" same section
14292 Juniperus communis      "common juniper" same section
09395 Lecanora argopholis      "rim lichen" 1.1 mi. E
08589 Lesquerella wardii      "Ward's bladderpod" same section
07680 Lesquerella wardii      "Ward's bladderpod" 1.1 mi. E
07688 Leucopoa kingii      "spike fescue" 1.1 mi. E
07674 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" 1.1 mi. E
08600 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" same section
08590 Oxytropis oreophila  var. oreophila   "mountain oxytrope" same section
07567 Phlox gladiformis      "musky phlox" 1.1 mi. E
08592 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
14291 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" same section
14293 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" same section
07686 Poa interior      "interior bluegrass" 1.1 mi. E
07672 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" 1.1 mi. E
07568 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  1.1 mi. E
08595 Polemonium pulcherrimum  var. delicatum  same section
14302 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" 2.2 mi. SW
08602 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" same section
08591 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" same section
07678 Potentilla hippiana      "woolly cinquefoil" 1.1 mi. E
08597 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" same section
07676 Primula parryi      "Parry's primrose" 1.1 mi. E
07690 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" 1.1 mi. E
14303 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" 2.2 mi. SW
14639 Ribes inerme      "whitestem gooseberry" 1 mi. E
14295 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
14296 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" same section
14301 Salix arizonica      "Arizona willow" 2.2 mi. SW
14300 Salix planifolia      "diamondleaf willow" 2.2 mi. SW
07689 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1.1 mi. E
07683 Saxifraga rhomboidea      "diamond-leaf saxifrage" 1.1 mi. E
07685 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" 1.1 mi. E
04859 Synthyris laciniata      "western kittentails" 1.1 mi. E
07682 Thelypodium sagittatum  var. ovalifolium  1.1 mi. E
09394 Xanthoparmelia wyomingica      "Wyoming xanthoparmelia lichen" 1.1 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Brian Head (Summit) Iron County, UT 1.1 mi. W 11306  Brian Head 
Louder Ranger Station (Locale) Iron County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 10279  Brian Head 
Sidney Peaks (Summit) Iron County, UT 1.8 mi. N 10847  Brian Head 
Mammoth Summit (Summit) Iron County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 10440  Brian Head 
Brian Head Ski Area (Locale) Iron County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 10299  Brian Head 
North View (Populated Place) Iron County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 10440  Brian Head 
Columbine Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 9869  Brian Head 
Sidney Valley (Basin) Iron County, UT 2.2 mi. E 10043  Brian Head 
Long Flat (Flat) Iron County, UT 2.2 mi. E 10151  Brian Head 
Bear Flat (Flat) Iron County, UT 2.3 mi. W 9823  Brian Head 
Paridise Spring (Spring) Iron County, UT 2.9 mi. N 9597  Brian Head 
Brian Head (Populated Place) Iron County, UT 2.4 mi. W 9777  Brian Head 
Meadow Lodge Lake Dam (Dam) Iron County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 9968  Brian Head 
Meadow Lodge Lake (Reservoir) Iron County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 9968  Brian Head 
Alpine Pond (Lake) Iron County, UT 3 mi. S 10535  Brian Head 
Alpine Pond Trail (Trail) Iron County, UT 3.1 mi. S 10585  Brian Head 
Orange Ridge (Ridge) Iron County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 9895  Brian Head 
Cedar Breaks Amphitheater (Area) Iron County, UT 3 mi. S 10066  Brian Head 
Highleap Canyon (Valley) Iron County, UT 2.8 mi. SW   Brian Head 
The Highleap (Cliff) Iron County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 9292  Brian Head 


Taxon Links for species Smelowskia calycina  (Stephan ex Willd.) C.A. Mey.

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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