Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00437 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Acer negundo L.
Common name   boxelder
S. Shipton   5  
Coll. Date 07 May 1988 
United States
Locality San Rafael Swell, canyon off Buckhorn Draw.
Habitat Notes semi-desert. 
Latitude Longitude 39° 9'  19" N, 110° 42'  37" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 5' (9200 m.)


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

     Acer negundo L.

     Negundo mexicanum Dc.
     Rulac negundo (Linnaeus) Hitchcock
     Rulac texana (Pax) Small

Common Name(s): ashleaf maple, box elder, boxelder, boxelder maple, california boxelder, manitoba maple, western boxelder.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28749, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Sapindales
                                Family: Aceraceae
                                    Genus: Acer
                                        Species: Acer negundo


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00437s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00049s2.jpg 
specimen image: 00667s2.jpg 
specimen image: 00821s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01848s2.jpg 
specimen image: 01950s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02140s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03638s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06176s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00049 Acer negundo      "boxelder" 1583 ft. W
00054 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" 1583 ft. W
00057 Aquilegia micrantha      "Mancos columbine" 2965 ft. SE
04005 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" 1.3 mi. NE
00051 Astragalus mollissimus  var. thompsoniae   "Thompson's woolly milkvetch" 1.3 mi. NE
00377 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" same section
14567 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" 1.1 mi. E
00911 Bromus tectorum      "cheatgrass" 1.3 mi. NE
03149 Buellia elegans      "elegant disc lichen" 2368 ft. SE
00061 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1.3 mi. NE
02878 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
03151 Cladonia pyxidata      "cup lichen" 2368 ft. SE
00044 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" 1583 ft. W
00912 Descurainia pinnata  var. osmiarum  1.3 mi. NE
00055 Echinocereus triglochidiatus  var. melanacanthus  1.3 mi. NE
03154 Endocarpon pusillum      "chalice lichen" 2368 ft. SE
03156 Heppia lutosa      "heppia lichen" 2368 ft. SE
00910 Lappula occidentalis  var. cupulata   "western stickseed" 1.3 mi. NE
04003 Lepidium densiflorum  var. densiflorum   "common pepperweed" 1.3 mi. NE
00045 Lepidium densiflorum  var. densiflorum   "common pepperweed" 1.3 mi. NE
00046 Mahonia fremontii      "Fremont's mahonia" 1583 ft. W
00047 Malcolmia africana      "African mustard" 1.3 mi. NE
14566 Philadelphus microphyllus      "little-leaf mock orange" 1.1 mi. E
03162 Physconia muscigena      "frosted lichen" 2368 ft. SE
00908 Poa fendleriana  ssp. longiligula   "muttongrass" 1583 ft. W
03168 Psora tuckermanii      "Tuckerman's fishscale lichen" 2368 ft. SE
00041 Rhus aromatica  var. simplicifolia   "skunkbush sumac" 1583 ft. W
00909 Schoenocrambe linifolia      "flaxleaf plainsmustard" 1583 ft. W
00048 Selaginella mutica      "awnless spikemoss" 1583 ft. W
00050 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.3 mi. NE
03171 Toninia tristis      "bruised lichen" 2368 ft. SE
00062 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 1.3 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Furniture Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. NW   Bob Hill Knoll 
Bitter Seep (Spring) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. N 5729  Bob Hill Knoll 
Little Holes (Lake) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. E 5991  Bob Hill Knoll 
Aldys Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 5889  Bob Hill Knoll 
The Wedge (Plain) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. SW 5968  Bob Hill Knoll 
Swazy Hole (Lake) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. W 5725  Bob Hill Knoll 
Orsons Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. E 6076  Bob Hill Knoll 
Buckhorn Corral (Locale) Emery County, UT 2.3 mi. NW 5620  Bob Hill Knoll 
Drought Relief Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. W 5588  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Dog Ponds (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. N 5761  Bob Hill Knoll 
The Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. S 6178  Bottleneck Peak 
Bob Hill Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. N 7189  Bob Hill Knoll 
Cloyds Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 3 mi. W 5722  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Bob Hill Knoll (Summit) Emery County, UT 4 mi. N 7264  Bob Hill Knoll 
Little Grand Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. S   Sids Mountain 
Good Water Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. S   Bottleneck Peak 
Buckhorn Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. NW 5624  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Joe Jensen Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. N 7153  Bob Hill Knoll 
Wedge Overlook (Locale) Emery County, UT 3.5 mi. W 5919  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Calf Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. SE   Bob Hill Knoll 


Taxon Links for species Acer negundo  L.

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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