Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11453 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Tridens muticus (Torr.) Nash
Common name   slim tridens
Ally Bench   s.n.  
Coll. Date 13 May 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Castle Cliff area, Old Highway 91, between Shivwits and Littlefield.
     Elev.: 3709 ft. (1131 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community; rock crevices. 
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 37° 3'  54" N, 113° 53'  15" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Tridens muticus (Torr.) Nash

Common Name(s): slim tridens.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=42228, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Tridens
                                        Species: Tridens muticus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11453s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08387 Agave utahensis      "Utah dwarf century plant" 314 ft. N
05310 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" same section
14286 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 258 ft. NE
08958 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 314 ft. N
14459 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" 1889 ft. E
15274 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" same section
05278 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" same section
14283 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" 258 ft. NE
05311 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" same section
14794 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 213 ft. E
14284 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 258 ft. NE
05700 Carya illinoinensis      "pecan" 314 ft. N
15711 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. cycloptera  2.7 mi. SE
04190 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
05275 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
08389 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" 314 ft. N
14795 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" 213 ft. E
17932 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" 568 ft. NW
14798 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  213 ft. E
14808 Ericameria laricifolia      "turpentine bush" 2708 ft. NW
14282 Ericameria paniculata      "Mojave rabbitbrush" 258 ft. NE
14814 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 227 ft. S
14797 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" 213 ft. E
15712 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. lasiocarpum  2.7 mi. SE
08385 Lesquerella rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 314 ft. N
08959 Melia azedarach      "Chinaberrytree" 314 ft. N
08305 Neolloydia johnsonii     314 ft. N
16856 Oenothera primiveris      "desert evening primrose" 2572 ft. E
08960 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 314 ft. N
14796 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 213 ft. E
14813 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 227 ft. S
05279 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" same section
05277 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" same section
14285 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 258 ft. NE
02667 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.7 mi. SE
02666 Physaria tenella      "Moapa bladderpod" 1.7 mi. SE
05268 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" same section
08245 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" 1390 ft. SE
14281 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" same section
05309 Psorothamnus polydenius  var. polydenius   "Nevada dalea" same section
15634 Rafinesquia neomexicana     2.7 mi. SE
08386 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 314 ft. N
14457 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 1889 ft. E
08957 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 314 ft. N
14793 Senecio flaccidus  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 213 ft. E
05276 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" same section
02668 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1.7 mi. SE
14458 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1889 ft. E
16857 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 2648 ft. E
17931 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" 568 ft. NW
05469 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" same section
08388 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" 314 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 634 ft. NE 3862  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. S 4055  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NE   Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. N 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. S 3140  Castle Cliff 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. N 4544  Castle Cliff 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. S 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. S   Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. S 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. N 4728  Castle Cliff 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. E 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.9 mi. E 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5 mi. N 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 4242  Castle Cliff 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. N 4580  West Mountain Peak 


Taxon Links for species Tridens muticus  (Torr.) Nash

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:

Zooming out might reveal more collections in other states.

Note: Printing this page will show all information sequentially.   edit