Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14828 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Pistacia atlantica Desf.
Common name   Atlas pistachio
R. Van Buren   1530  
   with J. Cooper, K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 07 May 2007 
United States
Washington County
Locality slopes of the NE end of White Reef, ca. 0.5 air mile SW of Silver Reef, N of the Astragalus ampullarioides study site;
     Elev.: 3638 ft. (1109 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° 14'  54.06" N, 113° 22'  25.65" 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 cultivated escape, probably from orchards in Leeds; Journal Code: L1S1. 


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

     Pistacia atlantica Desf.

     Pistacia cabulica Stocks

Common Name(s): Mt. Atlas mastic tree.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=506466, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Sapindales
                                Family: Anacardiaceae
                                    Genus: Pistacia
                                        Species: Pistacia atlantica


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05059s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14829 Ailanthus altissima      "tree of heaven" 1 mi. W
04192 Amsinckia tessellata      "bristly fiddleneck" 2.2 mi. S
14235 Artemisia filifolia      "sand sagebrush" same section
13188 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" 1.1 mi. S
13187 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.1 mi. S
03019 Astragalus ampullarioides     1.4 mi. SE
13186 Astragalus flavus  var. higginsii  1.1 mi. S
12542 Astragalus lentiginosus      "freckled milkvetch" 1.9 mi. SE
14240 Baccharis salicina      "false willow" 1.6 mi. S
11959 Cercis occidentalis  var. orbiculata  same section
14232 Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus  var. viscidiflorus  same section
14226 Coleogyne ramosissima      "blackbrush" same section
13189 Cymopterus purpureus  var. purpureus   "purple spring parsley" 1.1 mi. S
14225 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" same section
14224 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" same section
14236 Ephedra nevadensis      "Nevada ephedra" same section
13190 Ephedra viridis      "green ephedra" 1.1 mi. S
14221 Ericameria linearifolia      "narrow-leaf goldenbush" same section
14223 Ericameria nauseosa      "rubber rabbitbrush" same section
14239 Ericameria nauseosa  var. juncea  1.6 mi. S
14234 Eriogonum fasciculatum  var. polifolium   "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" same section
13205 Eriogonum subreniforme      "kidney-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.1 mi. S
03017 Eschscholzia minutiflora      "pygmy poppy" 1.1 mi. S
11958 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" same section
14228 Fraxinus velutina      "velvet ash" same section
00164 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1.8 mi. S
14233 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
04197 Lotus humistratus      "foothill deervetch" 2.2 mi. S
00157 Lupinus sericeus  var. barbiger   "bearded silky lupine" 1.8 mi. S
04198 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" 2.2 mi. S
04199 Mirabilis multiflora      "Colorado four o'clock" 2.2 mi. S
04195 Nama demissum      "purplemat" 2.2 mi. S
05280 Petalonyx parryi      "Parry's sandpaper plant" 826 ft. N
03009 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 1.3 mi. SE
04196 Phacelia cephalotes      "virgin scorpionweed" 2.2 mi. S
04200 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 2.2 mi. S
14582 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" 1.2 mi. N
14237 Pluchea sericea      "arrow weed" 1.6 mi. S
14227 Populus fremontii      "Fremont's cottonwood" same section
14238 Prosopis glandulosa  var. torreyana   "western honey mesquite" 1.6 mi. S
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
05282 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" 1.3 mi. SW
02968 Sapindus saponaria      "wingleaf soapberry" 1.3 mi. SW
14527 Thymophylla acerosa      "prickly-leaf dogweed" 1.9 mi. SE
14230 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" same section
00156 Yucca utahensis      "Utah narrow-leaf yucca" 1.8 mi. S


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Tecumseh Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 1797 ft. SE 3737  Hurricane 
Big Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 2124 ft. S 3642  Hurricane 
Buckeye Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2015 ft. SE 3803  Hurricane 
Milltown (historical) (Locale) Washington County, UT 2069 ft. W 3671  Signal Peak 
Silver Reef (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 2383 ft. NE 3803  Pintura 
Leeds Cemetery (Cemetery) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. S 3416  Hurricane 
White Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. S 3566  Harrisburg Junction 
Cobb Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SW 3645  Harrisburg Junction 
Kimball Motel and RV Park (Park) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 3534  Hurricane 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 1 mi. SE 3465  Hurricane 
Doyle Shaft (Mine) Washington County, UT 0.9 mi. E 3629  Hurricane 
Leeds (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.1 mi. SE 3491  Hurricane 
Leeds Ditch (Canal) Washington County, UT 1.3 mi. SE 3501  Hurricane 
Leeds Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. S 3356  Harrisburg Junction 
Italian Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. N   Pintura 
Dicks Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.8 mi. SW   Harrisburg Junction 
Red Reef (Ridge) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. SW 3232  Harrisburg Junction 
Sandy Flat (Flat) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NE 3760  Pintura 
Red Cliffs Campground (Locale) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. SW 3265  Harrisburg Junction 
Vanderbilt Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. SE 3514  Hurricane 


Taxon Links for species Pistacia atlantica  Desf.

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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