Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09767 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Empetrum nigrum L.
Infraspecific    ssp. hermaphroditum (Lange ex Hagerup) Bocher
Common name   black crowberry
J.G. Harris   3583  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 21 July 2004 
Geography Canada.  Yukon Territory.  
Locality Ogilvie Mts, Dempster Highway at km 77. 
Elev.: 3936 ft. (1200 m.)
Habitat Notes disturbed area along roadside, tundra community. 
Latitude Longitude 64° 32'  48" N, 138° 13'  57" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum (Lange ex Hagerup) Böcher

     Empetrum eamesii ssp. hermaphroditum (Lange ex Hagerup) D. Löve
     Empetrum hermaphroditum Lange ex Hagerup

Common Name(s): black crowberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=524044, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Ericales
                                Family: Empetraceae
                                    Genus: Empetrum
                                        Species: Empetrum nigrum
                                            Subspecies: Empetrum nigrum ssp. hermaphroditum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09767s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09803f1.jpg 
specimen image: 09803s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09772 Erigeron acris  ssp. politus   "bitter fleabane" same section
09731 Erigeron purpuratus      "purple fleabane" 1.5 mi. S
09769 Erigeron purpuratus      "purple fleabane" same section
09773 Ledum decumbens     same section
09774 Mertensia paniculata  var. paniculata   "northern bluebells" 1.5 mi. S
09768 Polytrichum piliferum      "polytrichum moss" same section
09770 Saxifraga tricuspidata      "three-toothed saxifrage" same section
09775 Stellaria longipes      "meadow starwort" 1.5 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name


Taxon Links for species Empetrum nigrum  L.

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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