Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05464 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cuscuta cuspidata Engelm.
Common name   cusp dodder
K.T. Harper   2001-298  
   with C.S. Harper
Coll. Date 03 September 2001 
United States
Wayne County
Locality about 4 miles E of Cannonville on Highway 24.
     Elev.: 4840 ft. (1476 m.)
Habitat Notes on shoulder of road, parasitic on Ambrosia. 
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 38° 21'  41" N, 110° 54'  23" W
Township Range T28S, R9E, Sec. 23, NW1/4  
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 cuspidata Engelm.

     Grammica cuspidata (Engelm.) Hadac & Chrtek

Common Name(s): cusp dodder.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30726, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05464s1.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
Sweetwater Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 1.1 mi. SE   Steele Butte 
Neilson Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.6 mi. E   Factory Butte 
Upper Blue Hills (Range) Wayne County, UT 2 mi. S 4643  Town Point 
Wayne County (Civil) Wayne County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 4682  Town Point 
Huntington North Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 4603  Town Point 
South Caineville Mesa (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. SW 5906  Town Point 
Oak Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 3.2 mi. S   Dry Lakes Peak 
Steamboat Point (Cape) Wayne County, UT 2.8 mi. E 4482  Steamboat Point 
North Caineville Mesa (Summit) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. N 6076  Factory Butte 
Giles (Locale) Wayne County, UT 3.2 mi. E 4429  Steamboat Point 
Blue Valley (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Dry Lakes Peak 
Town Wash (Arroyo) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Steamboat Point 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Dry Lakes Peak 
Town Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.8 mi. E   Dry Lakes Peak 
Factory Bench (Bench) Wayne County, UT 4.8 mi. NE 4813  Skyline Rim 
Factory Butte (Summit) Wayne County, UT 5.2 mi. N 6004  Factory Butte 
Blue Gate (Gap) Wayne County, UT 4.5 mi. W 4561  Town Point 
Cedar Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 5.5 mi. S   Mount Ellen 
North Caineville Reef (Ridge) Wayne County, UT 4.9 mi. NW 5233  Factory Butte 
Bert Avery Seep (Spring) Wayne County, UT 5.9 mi. SE 4800  Steamboat Point 


Taxon Links for species Cuscuta cuspidata  Engelm.

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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