Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09407 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Alectoria nigricans (Ach.) Nyl.
Common name   witch's hair lichen
J.G. Harris   s.n.  
   with D.L. Taylor
Coll. Date 22 July 2004 
Yukon Territory
Locality Richardson Mts, at Rock River, ca km 460 on Dempster Highway
     Elev.: 2788 ft. (850 m.)
Habitat Notes Solifluction lobes, scree slopes arctic tundra. 
Latitude Longitude 67° 2'  18" N, 136° 12'  28" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


No synonyms recognized in the ITIS database.


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09407s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09409 Alectoria ochroleuca      "witch's hair lichen" same section
09792 Antennaria monocephala  subsp. monocephala   "pygmy pussytoes" same section
09801 Betula nana  subsp. exilis   "dwarf birch" same section
10055 Bryoria nitidula      "horsehair lichen" same section
09796 Cassiope tetragona  subsp. tetragona   "white arctic mountain heather" same section
10049 Cetraria islandica      "island cetraria lichen" same section
10047 Cladonia uncialis      "cup lichen" same section
09187 Draba palanderiana      "Palander's whitlow-cress" same section
09800 Dryas octopetala  subsp. punctata   "eightpetal mountain-avens" same section
09803 Empetrum nigrum      "black crowberry" same section
09794 Eremogone capillaris     same section
09410 Flavocetraria cucullata     same section
09797 Loiseleuria procumbens      "alpine azalea" same section
09795 Minuartia obtusiloba      "alpine sandwort" same section
09798 Salix arctica     same section
09791 Saussurea angustifolia  var. angustifolia   "narrow-leaf saw-wort" same section
09793 Saxifraga tricuspidata      "three-toothed saxifrage" same section
09408 Thamnolia vermicularis      "whiteworm lichen" same section
09802 Vaccinium uliginosum      "bog blueberry" same section
09799 Vaccinium vitis-idaea      "lingonberry" same section


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 Alectoria nigricans  (Ach.) Nyl.

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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