Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03105 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cuscuta indecora Choisy
Common name   bigseed alfalfa dodder
D. Carter   s.n.  
   with M. L. Bernards
Coll. Date 12 November 1998 
United States
Inyo County
Locality off road near Jubilee Pass on Highway 178, near Death Valley National Monument.
     Elev.: 3200 ft. (976 m.)
Habitat Notes low desert shrub community, saline soils, on creosote bush (Larrea tridentata). 
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 35° 54'  24" N, 116° 26'  40" W
Township Range T21N, R5E  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Cuscuta indecora Choisy

Common Name(s): bigseed alfalfa dodder, largeseed dodder, large-seed dodder, pretty dodder.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=501849, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Cuscutaceae
                                    Genus: Cuscuta
                                        Species: Cuscuta indecora


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03105s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
03109 Atriplex hymenelytra      "desertholly" same section
03107 Tidestromia oblongifolia      "Arizona honeysweet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Salsberry Pass (Gap) Inyo County, CA 1.6 mi. NE 3307  Salsberry Peak 
Sheephead Pass (Gap) Inyo County, CA 1.6 mi. E 3376  Salsberry Peak 
Salsberry Spring (Spring) Inyo County, CA 2.2 mi. NE 3317  Salsberry Peak 
Sheephead Mountain (Summit) Inyo County, CA 2.1 mi. NE 4098  Salsberry Peak 
Sheephead Spring (Spring) Inyo County, CA 2.1 mi. E 3156  Salsberry Peak 
Ibex Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 2.5 mi. SE 4541  Salsberry Peak 
American Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 2.6 mi. S 3580  Ibex Spring 
Salsberry Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 2.9 mi. N 4105  Salsberry Peak 
Montgomery Spring (Spring) Inyo County, CA 2.9 mi. N 3576  Salsberry Peak 
Ibex Hills (Range) Inyo County, CA 3.4 mi. SE 4144  Ibex Spring 
Rhodes Hill (Summit) Inyo County, CA 3.3 mi. W 2763  Salsberry Peak 
Gladstone Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 3.7 mi. SE 3097  Ibex Spring 
Rusty Pick Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 5.1 mi. S 2457  Ibex Spring 
Paddys Pride Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 5.3 mi. SE 3189  Ibex Spring 
Calico Peaks (Range) Inyo County, CA 5.8 mi. N 3665  Salsberry Peak 
Eclipse Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 5.6 mi. SE 2966  Ibex Spring 
Comet Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 6 mi. SE 3681  Ibex Spring 


Taxon Links for species Cuscuta indecora  Choisy

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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