Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14835 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Forestiera pubescens Nutt.
Common name   stretchberry
R. Van Buren   1536  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 12 May 2007 
United States
Grand County
Locality Moab Valley, along the Colorado River, S of the Matheson Wetlands Preserve;
     Elev.: 3904 ft. (1190 m.)
Habitat Notes on shore of river; 
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 38° 34'  21.4" N, 109° 34'  29.1" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L2S1. 


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

     Forestiera pubescens Nutt.

Common Name(s): desert olive, downy forestiera, elbowbush, stretchberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=32957, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Scrophulariales
                                Family: Oleaceae
                                    Genus: Forestiera
                                        Species: Forestiera pubescens


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02314s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05048s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06419s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07015s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14862 Artemisia spinescens      "bud sage" same section
14864 Encelia frutescens  var. resinosa   "sticky brittlebush" same section
14863 Eriogonum corymbosum  var. orbiculatum   "round-leaf wild buckwheat" same section
14861 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. imberbis   "beardless Mojave woody aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Mill Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 345 ft. W   Warner Lake 
The Portal (Summit) Grand County, UT 863 ft. S 4613  Moab 
Allen Memorial Hospital Heliport (Airport) Grand County, UT 2282 ft. E 3977  Moab 
Moab Valley (Bend) Grand County, UT 0.6 mi. E 3986  Moab 
Allen Memorial Hospital (Hospital) Grand County, UT 0.7 mi. NE 3986  Moab 
Espiscopal Church of Saint Francis (Church) Grand County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 4098  Moab 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Grand County, UT 1 mi. NE 3996  Moab 
KURA-AM (Moab) (Tower) Grand County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 3993  Moab 
Grace Lutheran Church (Church) Grand County, UT 1 mi. NE 4000  Moab 
King Bottom Spring (Spring) Grand County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 4118  Moab 
Pack Creek (Stream) Grand County, UT 1.1 mi. E   Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Moab City Hall (Building) Grand County, UT 1.2 mi. E 128  Moab 
Moab Police Department (Building) Grand County, UT 1.2 mi. E 128  Moab 
Moab Baptist Church (Church) Grand County, UT 1.2 mi. E 4029  Moab 
Community Baptist Church (Church) Grand County, UT 1.3 mi. NE 4029  Moab 
Saint Pius X Catholic Church (Church) Grand County, UT 1.3 mi. E 4029  Moab 
KKLX-FM (Moab) (Tower) Grand County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 4269  Moab 
Valley Shopping Center (Locale) Grand County, UT 1.3 mi. E 4036  Moab 
Moab (Populated Place) Grand County, UT 1.3 mi. E 4029  Moab 
Moab Valley Fire Protection District-Station Number 1 (Building) Grand County, UT 1.4 mi. E 128  Moab 


Taxon Links for species Forestiera pubescens  Nutt.

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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