Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14087 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Tetradymia spinosa Hook. & Arn.
Common name   shortspine horsebrush
R. Van Buren   734  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 31 May 2005 
United States
Carbon County
Locality bluffs SE of Soldier Creek, near mouth of Cat Canyon, ca 4 miles E of Wellington along UT Highway 53;
     Elev.: 5510 ft. (1679 m.)
Habitat Notes with Opuntia; 
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 39° 33'  2.05" N, 110° 39'  37.03" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L1S2. 


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

     Tetradymia spinosa Hook. & Arn.

Common Name(s): shortspine horsebrush, spiny horsebrush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38499, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02518s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04263s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11679d2.jpg 
specimen image: 15888s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15888d1.jpg 
specimen image: 15888c1.jpg 
specimen image: 15888b1.jpg 
specimen image: 15888a1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
17768 Chrysothamnus parryi  var. affinis   "Parry's rabbitbrush" 1.3 mi. W
17769 Eriogonum corymbosum      "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.3 mi. W
14086 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cat Canyon (Valley) Carbon County, UT 1097 ft. N   Wellington 
U S Steel Corp Storage Reservoir (Reservoir) Carbon County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 5364  Wellington 
U S Steel Corp Storage Dam (Dam) Carbon County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 5364  Wellington 
Soldier Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 2.4 mi. W   Minnie Maud Creek East 
Coal Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 2.5 mi. W   Minnie Maud Creek West 
Miller Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 3.2 mi. S   Hiawatha 
First Baptist Church (Church) Carbon County, UT 3 mi. W 5381  Wellington 
Wellington Canal (Canal) Carbon County, UT 3.5 mi. NW 5548  Wellington 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Carbon County, UT 3.2 mi. W 5391  Wellington 
Hillview RV Park Campground (Locale) Carbon County, UT 3.5 mi. W 5394  Wellington 
Pace Creek (Stream) Carbon County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Mount Bartles 
Spider Reservoir (Reservoir) Carbon County, UT 4.4 mi. SE 5565  Mounds 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Carbon County, UT 3.9 mi. W 5410  Wellington 
Wellington (Populated Place) Carbon County, UT 4 mi. W 5414  Wellington 
Wellington School (School) Carbon County, UT 4.2 mi. W 5417  Wellington 
Mounds Reef (Ridge) Carbon County, UT 5.1 mi. SE 5591  Mounds 


Taxon Links for species Tetradymia spinosa  Hook. & Arn.

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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