Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14825 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lycium torreyi A. Gray
Common name   Torrey wolfberry
R. Van Buren   1527  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 06 May 2007 
United States
Washington County
Locality Saint George Fields, Virgin River Parkway, N side of the Virgin River, E side of I-15;
     Elev.: 2539 ft. (774 m.)
Habitat Notes riparian community with Salix, Atriplex, Tamarix, Pluchea; 
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 37° 4'  16.51" N, 113° 34'  57.75" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L3S1. 


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

     Lycium torreyi Gray

Common Name(s): squawthorn, Torrey wolfberry, Torrey's wolfberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30549, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Solanaceae
                                    Genus: Lycium
                                        Species: Lycium torreyi


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05744s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05949 Achnatherum speciosum      "desert needlegrass" 1.9 mi. NW
14455 Atriplex lentiformis      "big saltbush" 2.1 mi. NW
14826 Atriplex polycarpa      "cattle saltbush" same section
04327 Chenopodium fremontii      "big saltbush" 1.6 mi. W
04324 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  1.6 mi. W
05950 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" 1.9 mi. NW
05946 Echinocereus engelmannii  var. chrysocentrus   "Engelmann's hedgehog cactus" 1.9 mi. NW
05948 Encelia frutescens  var. virginensis   "Virgin River brittlebush" 1.9 mi. NW
05953 Hesperostipa comata  subsp. comata   "needle-and-thread grass" 1.9 mi. NW
14012 Leptochloa panicea      "mucronate sprangletop" 1.5 mi. NW
05945 Selinocarpus diffusus  subsp. nevadensis  1.9 mi. NW
00160 Sphaeralcea parvifolia      "small-leaf globemallow" 1.9 mi. NW
14827 Suaeda torreyana  var. ramosissima  same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Santa Clara River (Stream) Washington County, UT 691 ft. N   Grass Valley 
Toniquint (Locale) Washington County, UT 1300 ft. N 2539  Saint George 
Fort Pearce Wash (Arroyo) Washington County, UT 2231 ft. NE   Rock Canyon 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. S 2556  Saint George 
KDXU-AM (Saint George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N 2543  Saint George 
Webb Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 3074  Saint George 
Price Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 2539  Saint George 
Price Bench Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. S 2579  Saint George 
Temple View RV Resort (Park) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. N 2615  Saint George 
Bloomington School (School) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. S 2543  Saint George 
Saint George Municipal Airport (Airport) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 2782  Saint George 
Dixie Middle School (School) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. N 2615  Saint George 
Dixie High School (School) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. N 2631  Saint George 
Saint George Valley Lateral (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. N 2622  Saint George 
Saint George Fields (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 2605  Saint George 
Cottam Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. E 2612  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. N 2625  Saint George 
KDXU-AM (Saint George) (Tower) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. N 2664  Saint George 
Dixie Medical Center (Hospital) Washington County, UT 2 mi. N 2658  Saint George 
Bloomington Hills (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SE 2602  Saint George 


Taxon Links for species Lycium torreyi  A. Gray

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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