Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02669 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cercis occidentalis Torr. ex A. Gray
R. Van Buren   s.n.  
Coll. Date 27 March 1998 
United States
Mohave County
Locality Virgin River Gorge.
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 36° 56'  22" N, 113° 49'  15" W
Township Range T41N, R14W, Sec. 21  
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):

     Cercis canadensis var. texensis (S. Wats.) M. Hopkins

     Cercis canadensis ssp. texensis (S. Wats.) E. Murr.
     Cercis occidentalis Torr. ex Gray

Common Name(s): California redbud, Texas redbud.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=527243, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Cercis
                                        Species: Cercis canadensis
                                            Variety: Cercis canadensis var. texensis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02669s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10279s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11959s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13607s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11990 Allionia incarnata      "trailing windmills" 316 ft. NE
14802 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" 1.7 mi. N
11367 Argemone munita  var. rotundata  1.7 mi. N
11361 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" 2 mi. N
05592 Bebbia juncea  var. aspera   "sweetbush" 1 mi. SE
11980 Bebbia juncea  var. aspera   "sweetbush" 1581 ft. SE
05591 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 1 mi. SE
14804 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 1.7 mi. N
14800 Brickellia longifolia      "long-leaf brickellbush" 1.7 mi. N
11364 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 2 mi. N
11362 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 2 mi. N
13211 Camissonia multijuga      "frost-stem suncup" 2 mi. N
10054 Candelariella rosulans      "eggyolk lichen" same section
11365 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 2 mi. N
11974 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1581 ft. SE
03985 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1581 ft. SE
11978 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" 1581 ft. SE
14801 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" 1.7 mi. N
14803 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" 1.7 mi. N
14799 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 1.7 mi. N
11991 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" 316 ft. NE
05595 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 1 mi. SE
11979 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 1581 ft. SE
11358 Eriogonum inflatum  var. inflatum   "desert trumpet" 2 mi. N
11975 Eriogonum insigne      "ladder wild buckwheat" 1581 ft. SE
17899 Galium stellatum      "starry bedstraw" 2.2 mi. SE
11989 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 316 ft. NE
11973 Mentzelia pterosperma      "winged-seed blazingstar" 1581 ft. SE
17900 Mortonia scabrella      "Rio Grande saddlebush" 2.2 mi. SE
11359 Mortonia scabrella      "Rio Grande saddlebush" 2 mi. N
14805 Mortonia scabrella  var. utahensis  1.8 mi. N
11360 Nicotiana trigonophylla      "desert tobacco" 2 mi. N
11355 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 2 mi. N
11357 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 2 mi. N
17903 Peucephyllum schottii      "Schott's desert-fir" 1.2 mi. NW
11368 Physalis crassifolia      "yellow nightshade groundcherry" 1.7 mi. N
11356 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" 2 mi. N
10052 Pleopsidium flavum     same section
17901 Scopulophila rixfordii      "Rixford's rockwort" 2.2 mi. SE
05593 Scopulophila rixfordii      "Rixford's rockwort" 1 mi. SE
11977 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 1581 ft. SE
11363 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 2 mi. N
11366 Thymophylla pentachaeta  var. belenidium   "five-needled pricklyleaf" 1.7 mi. N
11976 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" 1581 ft. SE
10053 Xanthoparmelia mexicana      "Mexican xanthoparmelia lichen" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sullivans Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 533 ft. E   Mount Bangs 
Mountain Sheep Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 0.9 mi. E   Mount Bangs 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE   Jarvis Peak 
Cedar Pockets Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.2 mi. NE   Jarvis Peak 
The Narrows (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.8 mi. SW   Mountain Sheep Spring 
Lost Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 5.1 mi. S 4062  Mount Bangs 
Mountain Sheep Spring (Spring) Mohave County, AZ 5 mi. SE 4662  Mountain Sheep Spring 
Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness (Reserve) Mohave County, AZ 4.9 mi. NE 4774  Mountain Sheep Spring 
Figure Four Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.5 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 
Castle Cliff Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 4.4 mi. W   Jarvis Peak 
Yellow Knolls (Summit) Mohave County, AZ 5 mi. NE 2658  Purgatory Canyon 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.7 mi. N 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Hedricks Canyon (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 6.3 mi. SW   Mount Bangs 


Taxon Links for species Cercis occidentalis  Torr. ex A. Gray

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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