Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08624 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Glossopetalon spinescens A. Gray
Infraspecific    var. aridum M.E. Jones
Common name   spiny greasebush
Donna M. Barnes   3408  
   with K.T. Harper, M. Barnes
Coll. Date 12 June 2003 
United States
Beaver County
Locality southern extension of the Wah Wah Mountains, Hwy 21, at mile marker 45.
     Elev.: 6440 ft. (1963 m.)
Habitat Notes steep S facing slope N of road, dolomite rock; pinyon-juniper-mountain mahogany 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 38° 31'  4" N, 113° 32'  25" 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):

     Glossopetalon spinescens var. aridum M.E. Jones

     Forsellesia arida (M.E. Jones) Heller
     Forsellesia nevadensis (Gray) Greene
     Forsellesia stipulifera (St. John) Ensign
     Glossopetalon nevadense Gray
     Glossopetalon nevadense var. stipuliferum (St. John) C.L. Hitchc.
     Glossopetalon stipuliferum St. John

Common Name(s): Nevada greasebush, spiny greasebush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528252, 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. aridum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08624s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 07398s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10530s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11046s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08618 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
08621 Eriogonum shockleyi  var. shockleyi   "Shockley's wild buckwheat" same section
08619 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. nanus   "Great Basin woollywhite" same section
08622 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. caespitosa   "caespitose four-nerve daisy" same section
08620 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. depressa   "Great Basin gumweed tansy aster" same section
08623 Swertia albomarginata      "white-margined green-gentian" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Wah Wah Summit (Summit) Beaver County, UT 2806 ft. SW 6660  Wah Wah Summit 
Corral Canyon (Valley) Beaver County, UT 2.5 mi. W   Sewing Machine Pass 
Squire Family Cemetery (Cemetery) Beaver County, UT 3.1 mi. SE   Wallaces Peak 
Sewing Machine Pass (Gap) Beaver County, UT 3.2 mi. SW 6139  Sewing Machine Pass 
Eye of Needle (Arch) Beaver County, UT 3 mi. W 6565  Wah Wah Summit 
Lime Point (Cliff) Beaver County, UT 3.3 mi. W 6204  Wah Wah Summit 
Kelleys Place (Area) Beaver County, UT 3.3 mi. E 6293  Wah Wah Cove 
Wallaces Peak (Summit) Beaver County, UT 3.9 mi. SE 6280  Wallaces Peak 
Wah Wah Springs (Spring) Beaver County, UT 3.8 mi. SE 5492  Wallaces Peak 
Pierce Canyon (Basin) Juab County, UT 4.4 mi. NW 5916  Wah Wah Summit 
Sols Knoll (Summit) Beaver County, UT 4.3 mi. W 5565  Wah Wah Summit 
Long Valley (Valley) Beaver County, UT 5.2 mi. NE   Wah Wah Summit 
Pierson Cove (Valley) Beaver County, UT 5.2 mi. NW   Wah Wah Summit 


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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