Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01877 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Platanthera zothecina (Higgins & S.L. Welsh) Kartesz & Gandhi
Common name   alcove bog orchid
J.G. Harris   1827  
   with P. Bybee
Coll. Date 29 July 1986 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Cottonwood Wash in San Rafael Reef.
     Elev.: 5002 ft. (1525 m.)
Habitat Notes columbine garden, hanging garden community. 
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 39° 4'  42" N, 110° 27'  5" W
Township Range T20S, R13E, Sec. 16  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Platanthera zothecina (Higgins & Welsh) Kartesz & Gandhi

     Habenaria zothecina Higgins & Welsh
     Limnorchis zothecina (Higgins & Welsh) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): alcove bog orchid.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=196425, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Liliidae
                            Order: Orchidales
                                Family: Orchidaceae
                                    Genus: Platanthera
                                        Species: Platanthera zothecina


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 01877s2.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00056 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" same section
01997 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" same section
01996 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" same section
01878 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
01882 Elymus canadensis  var. canadensis   "Canada wildrye" same section
01881 Erigeron utahensis  var. sparsifolius   "slender-leaf Utah fleabane" same section
01884 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" same section
01898 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" same section
01883 Symphoricarpos longiflorus      "long-flowered snowberry" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Calf Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 1.5 mi. E 4889  Mexican Mountain 
Nates Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. S   Devils Hole 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Devils Hole 
Moonshine Waterhole (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. W 6336  Devils Hole 
Horse Heaven (Basin) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. NW 5965  Mexican Mountain 
Mexican Bend (Bend) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. S 4557  Mexican Mountain 
Black Box (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.5 mi. S   Devils Hole 
Smith Cabin (Locale) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. SE 4574  Mexican Mountain 
Joe Hole Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. N   Chimney Rock 
Big Hole Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. N   Devils Hole 
Mexican Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 5.1 mi. S 6227  Mexican Mountain 
Pack Saddle Gulch (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.8 mi. NW   Devils Hole 
Big Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 5 mi. NW 5735  Chimney Rock 


Taxon Links for species Platanthera zothecina  (Higgins & S.L. Welsh) Kartesz & Gandhi

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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