Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10606 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britton & Rose
Common name   common foxtail cactus
D.M. Barnes   4552  
Coll. Date 07 June 2005 
United States
Millard County
Locality Burbank Hills, ca. 3 miles NE of Utah Highway 21 and ca. 2 miles SW of Burbank Pass, along a wash on the N side of the road;
     Elev.: 6209 ft. (1893 m.)
Habitat Notes silty soil; salt desert shrub 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 38° 52'  39.74" N, 113° 56'  21.2" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Specimen Notes [=Escobaria vivipara var. arizonica, J. Alexander, Oct. 2010] 


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

     Escobaria vivipara var. vivipara (Nutt.) Buxbaum

     Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britt. & Rose
     Mammillaria vivipara (Nutt.) Haw.
     Mammillaria vivipara var. borealis Engelm.

Common Name(s): pink pincushioncactus, spinystar, spinystar cactus.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528100, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Cactaceae
                                    Genus: Escobaria
                                        Species: Escobaria vivipara
                                            Variety: Escobaria vivipara var. vivipara


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10654 Astragalus beckwithii  var. purpureus   "Beckwith's milkvetch" same section
12875 Astragalus calycosus  var. calycosus   "Torrey's milkvetch" 1.6 mi. SW
10632 Astragalus lentiginosus  var. araneosus   "cobweb-pod freckled milkvetch" same section
12861 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" 1.9 mi. SW
12862 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 1.9 mi. SW
12863 Eremogone kingii      "King's sandwort" 1.9 mi. SW
12873 Erigeron compactus  var. compactus   "Great Basin cushion-daisy" 1.6 mi. SW
12866 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" 1.9 mi. SW
12865 Eriogonum       "Shockley's wild buckwheat" 1.9 mi. SW
12868 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. purpureum   "purple cushion wild buckwheat" 1.9 mi. SW
12874 Eriogonum villiflorum      "gray wild buckwheat" 1.6 mi. SW
12871 Ipomopsis congesta  var. congesta   "ball-headed gilia" 1.6 mi. SW
12872 Linanthus pungens      "granite prickly phlox" 1.6 mi. SW
12867 Linum subteres      "sprucemont flax" 1.9 mi. SW
12869 Oenothera cespitosa  var. crinita   "tufted evening primrose" 1.9 mi. SW
12860 Penstemon nanus      "dwarf beardtongue" 1.9 mi. SW
10633 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" same section
12877 Polygala subspinosa      "spiny milkwort" 1.6 mi. SW
12870 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.9 mi. SW
12876 Swertia albomarginata      "white-margined green-gentian" 1.6 mi. SW
12864 Xanthisma grindelioides  var. depressum  1.9 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
South Cedar Wash Reservoir (Reservoir) Millard County, UT 1.9 mi. SE 6342  Cedar Pass 
Burbank Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 1.9 mi. NE 7038  Burbank Pass 
South Cedar Wash (Valley) Millard County, UT 3 mi. S   Cedar Pass 
Red Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 3.1 mi. N 6126  Burbank Pass 
Cedar Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 6562  Cedar Pass 
South Juniper Wash (Arroyo) Millard County, UT 3.8 mi. S   Big Jensen Pass 
Clay Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 3 mi. W 5443  Cedar Pass 
Lexington Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 3.5 mi. W 5374  Needle Point Spring 
Lexington Creek (Stream) White Pine County, NV 3.6 mi. W   Arch Canyon 
Juniper Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 4 mi. SE 6802  Cedar Pass 
Pruess Lake (Reservoir) Millard County, UT 4.3 mi. W 5440  Garrison 
Pruess Lake Dam (Dam) Millard County, UT 4.3 mi. W 5440  Garrison 
Big Wash (Stream) White Pine County, NV 4.4 mi. W   Kious Spring 
Antelope Valley Wash (Valley) Millard County, UT 6.4 mi. SW   Tunnel Spring 
Davies Ranch (Locale) Millard County, UT 6.3 mi. SW 5414  Needle Point Spring 
Lake Creek (Stream) Millard County, UT 6.4 mi. NW   Needle Point Spring 


Taxon Links for species Coryphantha vivipara  (Nutt.) Britton & Rose

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

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