Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 14927 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Raf.
Common name   Oregon boxleaf
Rachael Phillippi   1  
Coll. Date 29 May 2008 
United States
Utah County
Locality Wasatch Range, Santaquin Canyon, on slope on W side of FR014, S of Trumboldt Picnic Area;
     Elev.: 6035 ft. (1840 m.)
Habitat Notes spruce-fir community. 
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 39° 55'  9.54" N, 111° 45'  8.46" 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.


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

     Paxistima myrsinites (Pursh) Raf.

Common Name(s): boxleaf, boxleaf myrtle, Mountain lover, Oregon boxleaf.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=504149, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Celastrales
                                Family: Celastraceae
                                    Genus: Paxistima
                                        Species: Paxistima myrsinites


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 13638s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13666s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15696s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00837 Abies concolor      "white fir" 1.1 mi. NW
01950 Acer negundo      "boxelder" 1 mi. SW
00821 Acer negundo      "boxelder" same section
01951 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" 1 mi. SW
01947 Alopecurus pratensis      "meadow foxtail" 1 mi. SW
01952 Apocynum androsaemifolium  var. androsaemifolium   "spreading dogbane" 1 mi. SW
00852 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
00853 Aquilegia caerulea  var. ochroleuca   "Colorado columbine" same section
01991 Aquilegia flavescens  var. flavescens   "yellow columbine" 1 mi. SW
05136 Artemisia tridentata  var. vaseyana   "Vasey's big sagebrush" same section
00839 Boechera stricta     1.1 mi. NW
01940 Bromus carinatus      "California brome" 1 mi. SW
01949 Bromus carinatus      "California brome" 1 mi. SW
01946 Bromus inermis      "smooth brome" 1 mi. SW
00844 Cardamine cordifolia  var. cordifolia   "heart-leaf bittercress" same section
06282 Carex oederi  var. viridula  same section
05228 Cirsium undulatum  var. undulatum   "wavy-leaf thistle" same section
14956 Cymopterus       "spring parsley" 413 ft. NW
15297 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1.1 mi. NE
00845 Dodecatheon alpinum      "alpine shootingstar" same section
06284 Epilobium ciliatum      "fringed willowherb" same section
01943 Erigeron eatonii  var. eatonii   "Eaton's fleabane" 1 mi. SW
01942 Erigeron subtrinervis      "three-nerved fleabane" 1 mi. SW
01162 Erigeron uintahensis      "Uinta fleabane" 1.7 mi. SW
05523 Euthamia occidentalis      "western goldenrod" 1.6 mi. NE
15292 Galium       "bedstraw" 1.1 mi. NE
00840 Galium bifolium      "twinleaf bedstraw" 1.1 mi. NW
01954 Galium triflorum      "fragrant bedstraw" 1 mi. SW
00842 Geranium richardsonii      "Richardson's geranium" same section
01948 Glyceria grandis  var. grandis   "American mannagrass" 1 mi. SW
06437 Heuchera rubescens  var. rubescens   "pink alumroot" same section
06283 Holodiscus dumosus      "mountainspray" same section
06293 Juncus ensifolius  var. brunnescens  same section
15213 Juniperus scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain juniper" 1417 ft. SW
00848 Lupinus argenteus  var. rubricaulis   "red-stemmed silvery lupine" same section
04646 Melilotus albus     1.4 mi. SW
00849 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" same section
00847 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
15309 Paxistima myrsinites      "Oregon boxleaf" 187 ft. SW
01944 Penstemon cyananthus  var. cyananthus   "Wasatch beardtongue" 1 mi. SW
06434 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" same section
01955 Penstemon subglaber      "smooth beardtongue" 1 mi. SW
05148 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" 1669 ft. SE
15214 Petrophytum caespitosum      "rockmat" 1.4 mi. SW
15298 Phlox       "phlox" 1.1 mi. NE
06436 Physocarpus alternans      "dwarf ninebark" same section
15215 Physocarpus malvaceus      "mallow ninebark" 1987 ft. N
06271 Platanthera sparsiflora      "sparse-flowered bog orchid" same section
14954 Poa bulbosa      "bulbous bluegrass" 413 ft. NW
14946 Poa bulbosa      "bulbous bluegrass" 1.1 mi. NE
00851 Polemonium foliosissimum  var. foliosissimum   "towering Jacob's-ladder" same section
05137 Polygonum aubertii     same section
05135 Rubia tinctoria      "dyer's madder" same section
06435 Rubus idaeus  var. strigosus   "wild red raspberry" same section
01945 Rudbeckia occidentalis      "western coneflower" 1 mi. SW
00846 Sambucus racemosa  var. microbotrys  same section
01953 Sidalcea oregana      "Oregon checkerbloom" 1 mi. SW
01941 Sidalcea oregana      "Oregon checkerbloom" 1 mi. SW
05138 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section
01153 Symphoricarpos oreophilus  var. oreophilus   "mountain snowberry" 1.7 mi. SW
00841 Thlaspi arvense      "field pennycress" 1.1 mi. NW
00850 Valeriana occidentalis      "western valerian" same section
00838 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 1.1 mi. NW
00866 Wyethia amplexicaulis      "mule's ears" 1.1 mi. NW
06568 Zauschneria latifolia     same section
06270 Zigadenus elegans      "mountain death camas" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Trumbolt Picnic Area (Locale) Utah County, UT 187 ft. NE 6204  Santaquin 
Taylor Fork (Stream) Utah County, UT 1.5 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Lower Water Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 1.7 mi. SE   Santaquin 
Dry Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. NE 9738  Payson Lakes 
Tinney Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 7025  Payson Lakes 
Tinney Flat Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 7034  Payson Lakes 
Santaquin Meadows (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.8 mi. E 7789  Payson Lakes 
Bellows Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.2 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Big Springs (Spring) Utah County, UT 2 mi. E 7884  Payson Lakes 
Camp Koholowo (Locale) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE 7933  Payson Lakes 
Levi Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Bald Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 2.9 mi. S 10814  Santaquin 
Calkens Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.7 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Santaquin Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.9 mi. N   Nebo Basin 
Left Fork Sullivan Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. S   Nebo Basin 
Right Fork Sullivan Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. S   Santaquin 
Middle Fork Sullivan Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 3.1 mi. S   Nebo Basin 
Santaquin Debris Basin Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 3 mi. N 5191  Santaquin 
Santaquin Debris Basin Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 3 mi. N 5191  Santaquin 
Jumpoff Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 3 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 


Taxon Links for species Paxistima myrsinites  (Pursh) Raf.

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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