Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08613 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.
Common name   greasewood
Donna M. Barnes   3419  
   with K.T. Harper, M. Barnes
Coll. Date 12 June 2003 
United States
Millard County
Locality Desert Experimental Range, NW edge of the Pine Valley hardpan;
     Elev.: 5111 ft. (1558 m.)
Habitat Notes saline clay soil. 
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° 37'  29" N, 113° 42'  55" 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):

     Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.

     Sarcobatus baileyi Coville
     Sarcobatus vermiculatus var. baileyi (Coville) Jepson

Common Name(s): black greasewood, greasewood.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20707, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Sarcobatus
                                        Species: Sarcobatus vermiculatus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08613s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00791s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01063s1.jpg 
specimen image: 01393s3.jpg 
specimen image: 02202s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02378s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05388s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07844s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09215s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08607 Aliciella hutchinsifolia      "desert pale gilia" same section
08610 Atriplex gardneri  var. bonnevillensis  same section
08611 Atriplex gardneri  var. utahensis   "Utah saltbush" same section
08612 Bassia americana      "green molly" same section
08606 Eriogonum cernuum      "nodding wild buckwheat" same section
08608 Malacothrix sonchoides      "sowthistle desert-dandelion" same section
08609 Stephanomeria exigua      "small wirelettuce" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Pine Valley Hardpan (Flat) Millard County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 5079  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Guyman Well (Well) Millard County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 5089  Pine Valley Hardpan North 
Range Headquarters (Locale) Millard County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 5243  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Desert Range Experimental Station Headquarters (Locale) Millard County, UT 2.7 mi. SW 5240  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Desert Ranch Reservoir (Reservoir) Beaver County, UT 3.9 mi. S 5161  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.4 mi. SW   Lopers Spring 
Desert Experimental Range (Forest) Millard County, UT 4.4 mi. NW 5581  Tunnel Spring 
Electric Fence Reservoir (Reservoir) Beaver County, UT 5 mi. SE 5177  Pine Valley Hardpan South 


Taxon Links for species Sarcobatus vermiculatus  (Hook.) Torr.

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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