Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04705 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Bouteloua aristidoides (Kunth) Griseb.
Infraspecific    var. arizonica M.E. Jones
Common name   Arizona needle grama
R. Jolley   s.n.  
Coll. Date 01 October 2000 
United States
Yavapai County
Locality Highway 93, as it crosses the Santa Maria River, along the Joshua Forest Pkwy
Habitat Notes Joshua trees, Saguaro cactus, creosote bush. 
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 34° 25'  N, 113° 56'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Bouteloua aristidoides var. arizonica M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Arizona needle grama.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=526954, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Bouteloua
                                        Species: Bouteloua aristidoides
                                            Variety: Bouteloua aristidoides var. arizonica


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04705s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04706 Bouteloua barbata  var. barbata  same section
04708 Eragrostis intermedia      "plains lovegrass" same section
04707 Eragrostis lehmanniana      "Lehmann lovegrass" same section
04748 Haplopappus spinulosus  var. turbinellus   "spiny tansy aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Castaneda Hills (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 1.7 mi. W 2133  Castaneda Hills 
Castaneda Peak (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 1.9 mi. NW 2651  Castaneda Hills 
Castaneda Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 2 mi. NE 1798  Castaneda Hills 
Buckhorn Tank (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 2.9 mi. N 2021  Castaneda Hills 
Eaton Tank (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 2.8 mi. NE 1857  Castaneda Hills 
Seven Hundred Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 3.9 mi. N 1936  Castaneda Hills 
Four Hundred Tank (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 4.2 mi. NW 1788  Castaneda Hills 
Arrowweed Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 4.3 mi. NW 1634  Mohave Springs 
Two-thirteen Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 4.9 mi. NW 1673  Castaneda Hills 
Four Hundred Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 5.1 mi. NW 1742  Castaneda Hills 
Twentysix Tank (Reservoir) Mohave County, AZ 5.3 mi. SW 1181  Castaneda Hills SW 


Taxon Links for species Bouteloua aristidoides  (Kunth) Griseb.

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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