Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14224 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ephedra nevadensis S. Watson
Common name   Nevada ephedra
R. Van Buren   880  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 20 July 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality Silver Reef vicinity, along Oak Grove Campground Rd (FR 032), ca. 0.75 miles NW of I-15.
     Elev.: 3713 ft. (1132 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° 15'  8.16" N, 113° 21'  36.66" 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: L4S5. 


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

     Ephedra nevadensis S. Wats.

Common Name(s): Nevada ephedra, Nevada jointfir, Nevada Mormon tea.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=502316, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra nevadensis


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02716s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08162s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08300s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08982s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11092s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13744s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14829 Ailanthus altissima      "tree of heaven" 2555 ft. SW
14235 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" same section
11959 Cercis occidentalis  var. orbiculata  same section
14232 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
14226 Coleogyne ramosissima      "blackbrush" same section
14225 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
14236 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" same section
14221 Ericameria linearifolia      "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
14223 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
14234 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" same section
14228 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" same section
11958 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" same section
14233 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
13111 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1.7 mi. NE
13101 Lomatium parryi      "Parry's desert parsley" 1.7 mi. NE
05280 Petalonyx parryi      "Parry's sandpaper plant" same section
14582 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" 1 mi. NE
14828 Pistacia atlantica      "Atlas pistachio" same section
14227 Populus fremontii      "Fremont's cottonwood" same section
14222 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" same section
14231 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" same section
17980 Salix gooddingii      "Goodding's willow" same section
14229 Salix gooddingii      "Goodding's willow" same section
17979 Salix lasiolepis      "arroyo willow" same section
02968 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" 1.1 mi. S
05282 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" 1.1 mi. S
14230 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Doyle Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 2414 ft. S 3629  Hurricane 
Silver Reef (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2196 ft. W 3803  Pintura 
Tecumseh Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 3737  Hurricane 
Buckeye Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 3803  Hurricane 
Kimball Motel and RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. S 3534  Hurricane 
Leeds (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. S 3491  Hurricane 
Big Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 3642  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1 mi. S 3465  Hurricane 
Leeds Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. S 3501  Hurricane 
Leeds Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SW 3416  Hurricane 
Italian Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N   Pintura 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. W 3671  Signal Peak 
Sandy Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. NE 3760  Pintura 
White Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 3566  Harrisburg Junction 
Cobb Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. SW 3645  Harrisburg Junction 
Vanderbilt Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 3514  Hurricane 
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
Blue Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. N 4580  Pintura 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.6 mi. SW   Harrisburg Junction 
Jones Hollow (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.8 mi. NW   Signal Peak 


Taxon Links for species Ephedra nevadensis  S. Watson

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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