Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15957 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Thelypodiopsis elegans (M.E. Jones) Rydb.
Common name   Westwater tumblemustard
R.D. Fitts   2009-3A  
Coll. Date 13 May 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality Hell's Hole Canyon;
     Elev.: 5920 ft. (1805 m.)
Habitat Notes hillside, gypsum crystals on surface; desert shrub; 
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° 54'  41.38" N, 109° 3'  32.21" W
UTM 12 4419739N  665907E 
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.
Specimen Notes no forked petals, no basal rosette. 


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

     Thelypodiopsis elegans (M.E. Jones) Rydb.

     Sisymbrium elegans (M.E. Jones) Payson
     Thelypodium elegans M.E. Jones

Common Name(s): Westwater tumblemustard, Westwater tumble-mustard.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23387, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Capparales
                                Family: Brassicaceae
                                    Genus: Thelypodiopsis
                                        Species: Thelypodiopsis elegans


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02670s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02671s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06773s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10259s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10467s4.jpg 
specimen image: 11705d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11705s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12110b1.jpg 
specimen image: 12110a1.jpg 
specimen image: 12110s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
15967 Astragalus spatulatus      "tufted milkvetch" 1.4 mi. NE
15968 Boechera selbyi     1.4 mi. N
15956 Penstemon fremontii      "Fremont's beardtongue" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 1.6 mi. E   Banta Ridge 
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 2.5 mi. N 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Gilsonite Hills (Range) Rio Blanco County, CO 2.9 mi. E 6900  Weaver Ridge 
Rabbit Mountain (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 4.2 mi. SE 7622  Banta Ridge 
Park Canyon (Valley) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.3 mi. S   Texas Creek 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5.7 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 5.7 mi. NW   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 6 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 6 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Lower Cottonwood Reservoir (Reservoir) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.2 mi. NE 5443  Banta Ridge 
Park Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 6.1 mi. SW   Dragon 
Park Mountain (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.8 mi. SE 7205  Texas Creek 


Taxon Links for species Thelypodiopsis elegans  (M.E. Jones) Rydb.

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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