Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14599 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Atriplex torreyi (S. Watson) S. Watson
Common name   Torrey's saltbush
R. Van Buren   1291  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 09 June 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality Bloomington vicinity, W side of I-15 on the Frontage Road, ca. 0.2 mile SE of the Virgin River, near a church near the Sunriver housing development;
     Elev.: 2522 ft. (769 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° 2'  11.33" N, 113° 36'  2.18" 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: L3S1. 


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

     Atriplex torreyi (S. Wats.) S. Wats.

     Atriplex lentiformis ssp. torreyi (S. Wats.) Hall & Clements
     Atriplex lentiformis var. torreyi (S. Wats.) McMinn

Common Name(s): Torrey saltbush, Torrey's quailbush, Torrey's saltbush.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20572, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Chenopodiaceae
                                    Genus: Atriplex
                                        Species: Atriplex torreyi


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02991s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
09353 Astragalus nuttallianus  var. imperfectus   "Mojave small-flowered milkvetch" 2.2 mi. SE
15418 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 1.6 mi. NE
05602 Atriplex lentiformis      "big saltbush" 1 mi. W
05603 Atriplex lentiformis      "big saltbush" 1 mi. W
02991 Atriplex torreyi      "Torrey's saltbush" 1739 ft. SW
08222 Bromus diandrus      "great brome" 1.4 mi. SE
04988 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" 1.7 mi. SE
09356 Camissonia boothii  var. condensata   "clustered desert primrose" 2.2 mi. SE
15303 Camissonia parryi      "Parry's suncup" 1.6 mi. NE
15244 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
15417 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" 1.5 mi. NE
09357 Cryptantha nevadensis      "Nevada forget-me-not" 2.2 mi. SE
05604 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
04986 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1.7 mi. SE
09355 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" 2.2 mi. SE
04972 Guillenia lasiophylla      "California mustard" 1.7 mi. SE
04985 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.7 mi. SE
09354 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" 2.2 mi. SE
04971 Poa bigelovii      "Bigelow's bluegrass" 1.7 mi. SE
08005 Tetradymia axillaris      "longspine horsebrush" 1.3 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Price City (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 2902 ft. N 2500  Saint George 
Bloomington (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N 2520  Saint George 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. N 2523  Saint George 
Bloomington School (School) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 2543  Saint George 
Price Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. N 2539  Saint George 
Price Bench Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 2579  Saint George 
Mokaac Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.4 mi. S 2602  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. S 2595  Saint George 
Lizard Wash (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 1.5 mi. S   Lizard Point 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. N 2556  Saint George 
Atkinville (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. W 2503  White Hills 
Bloomington Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. N 2700  Saint George 
Price City Hills (Summit) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. E 3032  Saint George 
Big Valley (Basin) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. S 2635  Saint George 
Big Valley (Valley) Mohave County, AZ 2.1 mi. S   Purgatory Canyon 
Atkinville Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. W   Saint George 
Curly Hollow Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. W   Jarvis Peak 
Mokaac Wash (Arroyo) Mohave County, AZ 2.6 mi. S   Lizard Point 
Webb Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. NE 3074  Saint George 
Santa Clara River (Stream) Washington County, UT 2.7 mi. N   Grass Valley 


Taxon Links for species Atriplex torreyi  (S. Watson) 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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