Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04290 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Croton californicus Mull. Arg.
Common name   California croton
Donna M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 05 April 2000 
United States
Mohave County
Locality rest area off I-15, W of the Virgin River Gorge.
Habitat Notes dry desert shrub 
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 32° 20'  17" N, 113° 51'  2" W
Township Range T12S, R15W, Sec. 31  
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):

     Croton californicus Muell.-Arg.

Common Name(s): California croton.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28265, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Euphorbiales
                                Family: Euphorbiaceae
                                    Genus: Croton
                                        Species: Croton californicus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04290s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02525s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08913s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12535s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Halfway Tank (Basin) Yuma County, AZ 0.6 mi. W 1427  Cabeza Prieta Peak 
Cabeza Prieta Mountains (Range) Yuma County, AZ 1.7 mi. NE 2727  Cabeza Prieta Peak 
Cabeza Prieta Pass (Gap) Yuma County, AZ 2.2 mi. SE 1503  Cabeza Prieta Peak 
A-one Basin (Basin) Yuma County, AZ 2.8 mi. E 1224  Cabeza Prieta Peak 
Cabeza Prieta Tanks (Reservoir) Yuma County, AZ 3.5 mi. SE 1542  Cabeza Prieta Peak 
Buck Peak (Summit) Yuma County, AZ 4 mi. NW 2576  Buck Peak 
Cabeza Prieta Peak (Summit) Yuma County, AZ 4.2 mi. SE 2467  Cabeza Prieta Peak 
Tordillo Mountain (Summit) Yuma County, AZ 5.2 mi. S 2064  Cabeza Prieta Peak 
McMillan Mine (Mine) Yuma County, AZ 5 mi. NW 1493  Buck Peak 
Surprise Canyon (Valley) Yuma County, AZ 4.7 mi. E   Cabeza Prieta Peak 
Buck Peak Tank (Reservoir) Yuma County, AZ 5 mi. NW 1276  Buck Peak 
Catch Basin (Well) Yuma County, AZ 6.5 mi. NW 1050  Buck Peak 


Taxon Links for species Croton californicus  Mull. Arg.

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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