Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14238 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Prosopis glandulosa Torr.
Infraspecific    var. torreyana (L.D. Benson) M.C. Johnst.
Common name   western honey mesquite
R. Van Buren   894  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 20 July 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality E of Leeds Reef, road along I-15 heading south to Red Cliffs, ca. 1 mile S of Leeds.
     Elev.: 3261 ft. (994 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° 13'  33.54" N, 113° 22'  38.43" 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: L7S2. 


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

     Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana (L. Benson) M.C. Johnston

     Prosopis juliflora var. torreyana L. Benson
     Prosopis odorata Torr. & Frém.

Common Name(s): western honey mesquite.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529863, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Fabales
                                Family: Fabaceae
                                    Genus: Prosopis
                                        Species: Prosopis glandulosa
                                            Variety: Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05267s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08007s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15948s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14829 Ailanthus altissima      "tree of heaven" 1.8 mi. NW
04192 Amsinckia tessellata      "bristly fiddleneck" same section
13188 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" 2586 ft. N
03019 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.1 mi. NE
13187 Astragalus ampullarioides     2586 ft. N
13186 Astragalus flavus  var. higginsii  2586 ft. N
12542 Astragalus lentiginosus      "freckled milkvetch" same section
14240 Baccharis salicina      "false willow" same section
15266 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1.6 mi. SE
13189 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 2586 ft. N
15422 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" 1.7 mi. SE
13190 Ephedra viridis      "green ephedra" 2586 ft. N
14239 Ericameria nauseosa  var. juncea  same section
13205 Eriogonum subreniforme      "kidney-leaf wild buckwheat" 2586 ft. N
03017 Eschscholzia minutiflora      "pygmy poppy" 2616 ft. N
00164 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1784 ft. SW
15421 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" 1.7 mi. SE
15265 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1.6 mi. SE
15419 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" 1.7 mi. SE
04197 Lotus humistratus      "foothill deervetch" same section
00157 Lupinus sericeus  var. barbiger   "bearded silky lupine" 1784 ft. SW
04198 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" same section
04199 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" same section
05273 Morus alba      "white mulberry" 1.6 mi. SE
04195 Nama demissum      "purplemat" same section
05728 Opuntia echinocarpa     1.7 mi. SE
05718 Opuntia phaeacantha  var. discata  1.7 mi. SE
04196 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" same section
03009 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" same section
04200 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
14828 Pistacia atlantica      "Atlas pistachio" 1.6 mi. N
14237 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" same section
15264 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1.6 mi. SE
15420 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" 1.7 mi. SE
02968 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" 1.4 mi. NW
05282 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" 1.4 mi. NW
14527 Thymophylla acerosa      "prickly-leaf dogweed" same section
00156 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" 1784 ft. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 770 ft. W 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
White Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N 3566  Harrisburg Junction 
Cobb Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N 3645  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. NE 3416  Hurricane 
Big Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 3642  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 3465  Hurricane 
Kimball Motel and RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 3534  Hurricane 
Little Purgatory (Area) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. S 3340  Hurricane 
Buckeye Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. N 3803  Hurricane 
Tecumseh Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. N 3737  Hurricane 
Leeds (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 3491  Hurricane 
Leeds Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 3501  Hurricane 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. W   Harrisburg Junction 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. N 3671  Signal Peak 
Red Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. W 3232  Harrisburg Junction 
Leeds Creek (Stream) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. SW   Signal Peak 
Harrisburg (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 3009  Harrisburg Junction 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. W 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Silver Reef (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. N 3803  Pintura 
Doyle Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 3629  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Prosopis glandulosa  Torr.

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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