Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10094 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Arenaria lanuginosa (Michx.) Rohrb.
Infraspecific    var. saxosa (A. Gray) Zarucchi, R.L. Hartm. & Rabeler
Common name   spreading sandwort
J. Spencer   1258  
   with D. Atwood
Coll. Date 26 September 1998 
Geography Mexico.  Chihuahua.  
Locality 13 mi SW of Altamirano, just S of Los Azules, Sierra La Brena, on Sierra Madre Occidental. 
Elev.: 7200 ft. (2195 m.)
Habitat Notes high rocky knob, Pine-oak woodland. 
Latitude Longitude 30° 13'  37" N, 108° 31'  29" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Arenaria lanuginosa ssp. saxosa (Gray) Maguire

     Arenaria confusa Rydb.
     Arenaria lanuginosa var. cinerascens (B.L. Robins.) Shinners
     Arenaria saxosa Gray
     Arenaria saxosa var. cinerascens B.L. Robins.
     Arenaria saxosa var. mearnsii (Woot. & Standl.) Kearney & Peebles
     Spergulastrum lanuginosum ssp. saxosum (Gray) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): spreading sandwort.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20260, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Caryophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Arenaria
                                        Species: Arenaria lanuginosa
                                            Subspecies: Arenaria lanuginosa ssp. saxosa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10094s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 15928s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09198 Artemisia ludoviciana  ssp. mexicana   "Louisiana wormwood" same section
10093 Brickellia rusbyi      "stinking brickellbush" same section
10082 Lopezia gracilis     same section
10095 Valeriana sorbifolia      "pineland valerian" 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 Arenaria lanuginosa  (Michx.) Rohrb.

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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