Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08646 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Abronia nana S. Watson
Infraspecific    var. nana 
Common name   dwarf sand verbena
Donna M. Barnes   3433  
   with K.T. Harper, M. Barnes
Coll. Date 12 June 2003 
United States
Millard County
Locality Desert Experimental Range, Tunnel Springs Mountains, [hills between the Tunnel Springs Mountains and Warm Cove Ridge];
     Elev.: 5883 ft. (1794 m.)
Habitat Notes dolomite gravel, rocky clay soil, desert shrub 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° 40'  8" N, 113° 48'  14" 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):

     Abronia nana var. nana S. Wats.

     Abronia nana var. lanciformis M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): dwarf sand verbena, dwarf sandverbena.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19566, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Nyctaginaceae
                                    Genus: Abronia
                                        Species: Abronia nana
                                            Variety: Abronia nana var. nana


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08646s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02404s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03062s1.jpg 
specimen image: 03754s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06092s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10598s3.jpg 
specimen image: 10942s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08645 Coryphantha vivipara      "common foxtail cactus" same section
08651 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
08650 Eriogonum batemanii  var. eremicum  same section
08652 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woolly grass" same section
08647 Polygala acanthoclada  var. intricata   "Intermountain milkwort" same section
08649 Sphaeralcea caespitosa      "tufted globemallow" same section
08648 Yucca harrimaniae  var. gilbertiana   "Spanish bayonet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Desert Experimental Range (Forest) Millard County, UT 2 mi. E 5581  Tunnel Spring 
Warm Cove Ridge (Ridge) Millard County, UT 2.8 mi. S 6342  Tunnel Spring 
Halfway Hills (Summit) Millard County, UT 3 mi. SW 6706  Tunnel Spring 
East Antelope Reservoir (Reservoir) Millard County, UT 3 mi. NW 5853  Tunnel Spring 
Warm Cove (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.3 mi. S   Tunnel Spring 
Halfway Summit (Summit) Millard County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 6267  Halfway Summit 
Tunnel Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 4.8 mi. N 7172  Tunnel Spring 
Antelope Valley (Valley) Millard County, UT 4.7 mi. NW   Halfway Summit 
Range Headquarters (Locale) Millard County, UT 5.8 mi. SE 5243  Pine Valley Hardpan South 
Desert Range Experimental Station Headquarters (Locale) Millard County, UT 5.9 mi. SE 5240  Pine Valley Hardpan South 


Taxon Links for species Abronia nana  S. Watson

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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