Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13194 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Malacothrix glabrata (A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) A. Gray
Common name   smooth desert-dandelion
R. Van Buren   632  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 08 April 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality South Hills, Cove Wash vicinity, S of Santa Clara;
     Elev.: 2920 ft. (890 m.)
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° 7'  5" N, 113° 39'  32" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)
Voucher Voucher of taxa associated with Astragalus holmgreniorum, R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper 
Specimen Notes Astragalus holmgreniorum study site. 


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

     Malacothrix glabrata (Gray ex D.C. Eat.) Gray

     Malacothrix californica var. glabrata Gray ex D.C. Eat.

Common Name(s): smooth desert dandelion, smooth desertdandelion.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38050, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Malacothrix
                                        Species: Malacothrix glabrata


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.
10162 Androstephium breviflorum      "pink funnel lily" 338 ft. E
10160 Anemone tuberosa      "desert windflower" 338 ft. E
10156 Camissonia brevipes      "Mojave suncup" 338 ft. E
13191 Camissonia brevipes      "Mojave suncup" same section
02974 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" 1 mi. SE
10157 Cryptantha utahensis      "Utah forget-me-not" 338 ft. E
10154 Dichelostemma pulchellum      "bluedicks" 338 ft. E
10159 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  338 ft. E
10161 Euphorbia spathulata      "warty spurge" 338 ft. E
10148 Gilia transmontana      "transmontane gilia" 1.2 mi. SE
13192 Glyptopleura setulosa      "Mojave carveseed" same section
10150 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 1.2 mi. SE
13193 Lappula occidentalis      "western stickseed" same section
10153 Lappula occidentalis  var. cupulata   "western stickseed" 338 ft. E
10147 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" 1.2 mi. SE
13195 Malacothrix coulteri      "snake's head" same section
10146 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" 1.2 mi. SE
13196 Microseris lindleyi      "Lindley's silverpuffs" same section
10158 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" 338 ft. E
13197 Nemacladus glanduliferus      "glandular threadplant" same section
10144 Pectocarya heterocarpa      "chuckwalla combseed" 1.2 mi. SE
10149 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.2 mi. SE
10155 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 338 ft. E
02973 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" 1 mi. SE
10152 Rafinesquia neomexicana      "desert chicory" 338 ft. E
10151 Salvia columbariae      "chia" 338 ft. E
13198 Sphaeralcea rusbyi  subsp. rusbyi   "Rusby's globemallow" same section
10145 Streptanthella longirostris      "long-beaked streptanthella" 1.2 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Santa Clara (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. N 2759  Santa Clara 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. N 2763  Santa Clara 
Box Canyon Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1 mi. SE   White Hills 
Box Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1 mi. SE   White Hills 
Jacob Hamblin Home Historical Site (Park) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. N 2795  Santa Clara 
Graveyard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N   Santa Clara 
Santa Clara School (School) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 2815  Santa Clara 
Santa Clara Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 2776  Santa Clara 
Santa Clara City Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. N 2927  Santa Clara 
South Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. W 3370  White Hills 
Stucki Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 3064  White Hills 
Sand Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. E   Santa Clara 
Sunset School (School) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. E 2707  Saint George 
South Black Rocks (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. N 2923  Santa Clara 
City Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 2 mi. E   Washington 
Halfway Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2 mi. SE   Washington 
Cove Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2 mi. SE   White Hills 
Boomer Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. W 3691  White Hills 
The Gap (Gap) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. S 2923  White Hills 
Millcreek High School (School) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. E 2845  Washington 


Taxon Links for species Malacothrix glabrata  (A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) 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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