Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13767 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Abies bifolia A. Murray bis
Common name   Rocky Mountain subalpine fir
J.G. Harris   4512  
Coll. Date 11 May 2007 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Mountains, Mt. Timpanogos, head of Burned Canyon at N end of Sagebrush Flat;
     Elev.: 8610 ft. (2625 m.)
Habitat Notes sagebrush 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 40° 25'  16" N, 111° 41'  29" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.


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

     Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa (Hook.) Nutt.

     Abies balsamea var. fallax (Engelm.) Boivin
     Abies balsamea ssp. lasiocarpa (Hook.) Boivin
     Abies bifolia A. Murr.
     Abies subalpina Engelmann

Common Name(s): subalpine fir.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=181832, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Coniferophyta
                    Class: Pinopsida
                        Order: Pinales
                            Family: Pinaceae
                                Genus: Abies
                                    Species: Abies lasiocarpa
                                        Variety: Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13767s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 13641s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13707s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08932 Acer glabrum  var. glabrum   "New Mexico maple" 1 mi. NW
08952 Actaea rubra      "red baneberry" 1 mi. NW
07548 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 557 ft. N
08926 Agoseris glauca  var. laciniata   "Arizona mountain dandelion" 1 mi. NW
08949 Allium bisceptrum      "twincrest wild onion" same section
07193 Ambrosia acanthicarpa      "flatspine bur ragweed" 1 mi. NE
07564 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" 1.1 mi. NW
07556 Astragalus miser  var. tenuifolius   "timber milkvetch" 557 ft. N
07552 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" 557 ft. N
07557 Carex hoodii      "Hood's sedge" 1.1 mi. NW
08942 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" 1.2 mi. S
08939 Castilleja sulphurea      "sulphur paintbrush" 1.2 mi. S
07555 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 557 ft. N
13766 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" same section
07562 Clematis columbiana      "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.1 mi. NW
08943 Collomia linearis      "tiny trumpet" 1.2 mi. S
08933 Cornus sericea      "redosier dogwood" 1 mi. NW
08947 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" 1.2 mi. S
07553 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" 557 ft. N
13764 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
07549 Cymopterus longipes      "long-stalked spring parsley" 557 ft. N
13762 Cymopterus longipes  var. longipes   "long-stalked spring parsley" same section
08931 Descurainia californica      "Sierra tansy mustard" 1 mi. NW
08927 Epilobium halleanum      "glandular willowherb" 1 mi. NW
07194 Erigeron arenarioides      "sand fleabane" 1 mi. NE
13763 Erigeron compositus      "cut-leaf fleabane" same section
07554 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 557 ft. N
07559 Erigeron compositus  var. glabratus   "cut-leaf fleabane" 1.1 mi. NW
03070 Fendlerella utahensis      "Utah fendlerbush" 1.7 mi. NE
08928 Gayophytum decipiens      "deceptive groundsmoke" 1 mi. NW
08948 Gayophytum ramosissimum      "pinyon groundsmoke" 1.2 mi. S
04321 Haplopappus watsonii  var. rydbergii   "Rydberg's goldenbush" 1.7 mi. NE
08924 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 1.2 mi. S
03073 Jamesia americana  var. macrocalyx   "Wasatch cliff bush" 1.7 mi. NE
08930 Lathyrus lanszwertii  var. lanszwertii   "Lanszwert's vetchling" 1 mi. NW
13625 Linaria dalmatica      "Dalmatian toadflax" 1.7 mi. N
13623 Linum perenne      "blue flax" 1.7 mi. N
08940 Lithospermum ruderale      "western stoneseed" 1.2 mi. S
08950 Lonicera involucrata  var. involucrata   "twinberry honeysuckle" 1 mi. NW
13758 Mertensia brevistyla      "Wasatch bluebells" same section
07546 Myosurus minimus      "tiny mousetail" 1326 ft. E
14948 Noccaea montana      "alpine pennycress" 1.7 mi. N
13757 Orogenia linearifolia      "Great Basin Indian potato" same section
08944 Orthocarpus luteus      "yellow owl's-clover" 1.2 mi. S
07551 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 557 ft. N
08941 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1.2 mi. S
07550 Penstemon humilis  var. humilis   "low beardtongue" 557 ft. N
04320 Petradoria pumila      "common rock goldenrod" 1.7 mi. NE
08938 Phacelia heterophylla  var. heterophylla   "variable-leaf scorpionweed" 1.2 mi. S
07560 Physaria garrettii      "Garrett's bladderpod" 1.1 mi. NW
08951 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1 mi. NW
13768 Pinus flexilis      "limber pine" same section
08922 Plagiobothrys scouleri      "Scouler's popcornflower" 1 mi. NW
13759 Poa secunda      "Sandberg's bluegrass" same section
08929 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 1 mi. NW
07547 Potentilla glandulosa  var. pseudorupestris   "rock-loving sticky cinquefoil" 557 ft. N
13765 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" same section
07563 Ribes montigenum      "gooseberry currant" 1.1 mi. NW
13832 Ribes viscosissimum      "sticky currant" 1.3 mi. NW
08937 Ribes viscosissimum  var. viscosissimum  1.2 mi. S
13833 Ribes wolfii      "Wolf's currant" 1.3 mi. NW
08934 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1 mi. NW
08935 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  1 mi. NW
08945 Sisymbrium altissimum      "tall tumblemustard" 1.2 mi. S
08936 Sorbus scopulina      "mountain-ash" 1 mi. NW
04319 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1.7 mi. NE
08946 Stellaria jamesiana     1.2 mi. S
04322 Stephanomeria pauciflora      "brownplume wirelettuce" 1.7 mi. NE
08117 Tortula ruralis      "tortula moss" 1.4 mi. N
08923 Vicia americana  var. americana   "American vetch" 1.2 mi. S
07561 Viola canadensis      "Canadian white violet" 1.1 mi. NW
08925 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 1.2 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Sagebrush Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.1 mi. S 7756  Timpanogos Cave 
Burned Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Hidden Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 7123  Timpanogos Cave 
Mahogany Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 8911  Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 6086  Timpanogos Cave 
House Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 5679  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave National Monument (Park) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. NW 6372  Timpanogos Cave 
Timpanogos Cave Visitor Center (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 5683  Timpanogos Cave 
Tank Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Hanging Rock Picnic Ground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N 5985  Timpanogos Cave 
Swinging Bridge Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.9 mi. N   Timpanogos Cave 
North Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. N 6113  Timpanogos Cave 
Pika Cirque (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 9997  Timpanogos Cave 
Gray Cliff Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. N 6047  Timpanogos Cave 
Woolly Hole (Basin) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 8964  Timpanogos Cave 
Riverside Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NW 5430  Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 6050  Timpanogos Cave 
Cattle Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. NW   Timpanogos Cave 
Little Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. NE   Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Abies bifolia  A. Murray bis

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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