Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14776 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ribes cereum Douglas
Common name   wax currant
R. Van Buren   1476  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 25 August 2006 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, American Fork Canyon, W side of Utah Highway 144, 0.25 mile S of Tibble Fork Reservoir;
     Elev.: 6318 ft. (1926 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 40° 28'  42.97" N, 111° 38'  50.79" 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: L5S1. 


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

     Ribes cereum Dougl.

Common Name(s): wax currant, wax current.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=24457, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Grossulariaceae
                                    Genus: Ribes
                                        Species: Ribes cereum


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.
15336 Abies concolor      "white fir" 1294 ft. NW
15337 Abies lasiocarpa      "subalpine fir" 1294 ft. NW
15335 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 1294 ft. NW
15323 Acer glabrum      "Rocky Mountain maple" 1540 ft. N
04566 Actaea rubra      "red baneberry" 2985 ft. NE
04562 Agrostis stolonifera      "creeping bentgrass" 2985 ft. NE
03910 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" same section
15324 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" 1540 ft. N
15326 Aster       "aster" 1540 ft. N
14929 Balsamorhiza macrophylla      "cut-leaf balsamroot" 1 mi. N
09872 Calamagrostis purpurascens      "purple reedgrass" 1.1 mi. SW
03891 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
03911 Cardamine pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania bittercress" same section
09870 Carex douglasii      "Douglas' sedge" 1.1 mi. SW
04568 Carex haydeniana      "cloud sedge" 2985 ft. NE
09867 Carex praegracilis      "clustered field sedge" 1.1 mi. SW
14777 Cercocarpus intricatus      "little-leaf mountain mahogany" same section
02835 Corallorhiza striata      "striped coralroot" 1.6 mi. S
03895 Corydalis aurea  var. occidentalis   "golden fumewort" same section
04571 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 2985 ft. NE
04644 Descurainia sophia      "flix weed" 2985 ft. NE
15325 Epilobium       "willowherb" 1540 ft. N
04570 Epilobium brachycarpum      "tall annual willowherb" 2985 ft. NE
02833 Erysimum capitatum  var. capitatum   "sand dune wallflower" 1.6 mi. S
04342 Eschscholzia californica      "California poppy" 1.5 mi. N
04564 Gaillardia aristata      "common blanketflower" 2985 ft. NE
03892 Geum macrophyllum  var. perincisum   "large-leaf avens" same section
09869 Glyceria striata      "fowl mannagrass" 1.1 mi. SW
09874 Hieracium albiflorum      "white hawkweed" 1.1 mi. SW
15293 Hydrophyllum       "waterleaf" 2789 ft. N
09873 Iva axillaris      "povertyweed" 1.1 mi. SW
04649 Juncus bufonius      "toad rush" 2985 ft. NE
04650 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  2985 ft. NE
04569 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  2985 ft. NE
09871 Leymus cinereus      "Great Basin wildrye" 1.1 mi. SW
03893 Lotus utahensis      "Utah bird's-foot trefoil" same section
03888 Mitella stauropetala  var. stenopetala   "drywoods miterwort" same section
14775 Monardella odoratissima      "mountain monardella" 1668 ft. S
03889 Osmorhiza depauperata      "bluntseed sweetroot" same section
04563 Panicum capillare      "witchgrass" 2985 ft. NE
03908 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
03907 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
03912 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" same section
15334 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1294 ft. NW
15331 Picea engelmannii      "Engelmann spruce" 1540 ft. N
15330 Pinus contorta      "beach pine" 1540 ft. N
09868 Poa palustris      "fowl bluegrass" 1.1 mi. SW
15333 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1540 ft. N
15322 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1540 ft. N
09809 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. diffusus  2505 ft. NW
03894 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" same section
09810 Ranunculus cymbalaria      "alkali buttercup" 2505 ft. NW
15327 Rosa woodsii      "Woods' rose" 1540 ft. N
15321 Sambucus cerulea     1540 ft. N
04565 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  2985 ft. NE
04572 Sedum debile      "orpine stonecrop" 2985 ft. NE
03909 Senecio pauperculus      "balsam groundsel" same section
14778 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1.8 mi. S
15328 Solidago       "goldenrod" 1540 ft. N
15329 Solidago       "goldenrod" 1540 ft. N
04567 Solidago lepida  var. salebrosa   "rough Canada goldenrod" 2985 ft. NE
14774 Sphaeromeria diversifolia      "separate-leaf chickensage" 1668 ft. S
15332 Thalictrum fendleri      "Fendler's meadow-rue" 1540 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Newton Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 372 ft. SW   Timpanogos Cave 
Tibble Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 734 ft. NE   Timpanogos Cave 
Tibble Fork Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1195 ft. N 6378  Timpanogos Cave 
Tibble Fork Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1195 ft. N 6378  Timpanogos Cave 
Deer Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1312 ft. N   Dromedary Peak 
Wide Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1814 ft. N   Timpanogos Cave 
Tibble Fork Summer Home Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 1453 ft. E 6549  Timpanogos Cave 
Mile Rock Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 2056 ft. S 6467  Timpanogos Cave 
Mill Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2884 ft. NE   Aspen Grove 
Warnick Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. SW 6345  Timpanogos Cave 
Granite Flat Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. N 6733  Timpanogos Cave 
Martin Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1 mi. SW 6316  Timpanogos Cave 
Silver Lake Summer Home Area (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 7405  Timpanogos Cave 
Silver Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N   Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake Flat (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 7481  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake Flat Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1.6 mi. N 7481  Dromedary Peak 
Silver Lake Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. N 7504  Dromedary Peak 
Holman Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. NE 7162  Timpanogos Cave 
Roadhouse Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. S 6516  Timpanogos Cave 
Echo Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 6106  Timpanogos Cave 


Taxon Links for species Ribes cereum  Douglas

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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