Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13579 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha abata I.M. Johnst.
Common name   low cat's eye
W. Fertig   23885  
Coll. Date 23 May 2008 
United States
Kane County
Locality Colorado Plateau, tributary of Parunuweap Canyon ca 0.4 miles S of Hwy 89 and 1.6 miles S of Mt. Carmel Junction, ca 11.5 air miles NW of Kanab.
     Elev.: 5520 ft. (1683 m.)
Latitude Longitude 37° 11'  57.59" N, 112° 40'  43.9" W
Township Range T41S R7W S31 NW4SW4  
Datum NAD83 
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):

     Cryptantha abata I.M. Johnston

Common Name(s): abata cryptantha, dent-nut catseye, dentnut cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31781, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Cryptantha
                                        Species: Cryptantha abata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 13579s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05181s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10007s3.jpg 
specimen image: 10573s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13546 Brickellia oblongifolia  var. linifolia   "narrow-leaf brickellbush" same section
13525 Erigeron utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah fleabane" 1.1 mi. SW
15481 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. georginum   "St. George peppercress" 1.4 mi. SW
13523 Opuntia erinacea  var. aurea  1.3 mi. SW
13520 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 1.1 mi. SW
13517 Wyethia scabra      "rough mule's ears" 1.1 mi. SW


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Moncur Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 0.7 mi. SW 5430  Mount Carmel 
Twin Hollow (Valley) Kane County, UT 0.9 mi. N   Mount Carmel 
State Barn Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 1.4 mi. N   Mount Carmel 
Mount Carmel Trailer Park (Populated Place) Kane County, UT 1.7 mi. N 5197  Mount Carmel 
Mount Carmel Junction (Populated Place) Kane County, UT 1.7 mi. N 5204  Mount Carmel 
Long Valley (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Long Valley Junction 
Sand Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.2 mi. N   White Tower 
Spring Hollow (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Orderville 
Monument Hollow (Valley) Kane County, UT 2 mi. W   Mount Carmel 
Lower Sand Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.6 mi. N   White Tower 
Clay Flat (Flat) Kane County, UT 2.7 mi. S 5561  Mount Carmel 
Foot Ranch (Locale) Kane County, UT 2.2 mi. W 5030  Mount Carmel 
Muddy Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Strawberry Point 
Meeks Cliffs (Cliff) Kane County, UT 2.4 mi. SW 5643  Mount Carmel 
Joseph Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.3 mi. W   Mount Carmel 
Mount Carmel Cemetery (Cemetery) Kane County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5348  Mount Carmel 
Mount Carmel (Populated Place) Kane County, UT 3.4 mi. N 5302  Mount Carmel 
Dianas Throne (Summit) Kane County, UT 2.8 mi. E 6962  Mount Carmel 
Winsor Cove (Valley) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. N   Orderville 
Yellowjacket Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.1 mi. S   Yellowjacket Canyon 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha abata  I.M. Johnst.

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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