Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 15998 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Physaria acutifolia Rydb.
Common name   sharpleaf twinpod
R.D. Fitts   2009-52  
   with S.C. Fitts
Coll. Date 25 June 2009 
United States
Uintah County
Locality ridge between Cripple Horse Canyon and Weaver Canyon, roadside, 7.4 km W of the Colorado border;
     Elev.: 6346 ft. (1935 m.)
Habitat Notes on shale chips, E facing; opening in pinyon-juniper, with Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis, Glossopetalon. 
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° 57'  58.4" N, 109° 3'  33.38" W
UTM 12 4425813N  665747E 
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):

     Physaria acutifolia Rydb.

Common Name(s): sharpleaf twinpod.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=23270, click for more information and references)

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


Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
16011 Artemisia nova      "black sagebrush" 1 mi. E
15997 Astragalus chamaeleuce      "cicada milkvetch" 188 ft. N
16006 Astragalus convallarius  var. convallarius   "lesser rushy milkvetch" 1 mi. E
16000 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 1116 ft. W
15996 Chamaechaenactis scaposa      "fullstem" 188 ft. N
15999 Cirsium scopulorum      "mountain thistle" 1294 ft. E
16013 Eriogonum batemanii      "Bateman's wild buckwheat" 1 mi. NE
15972 Eriogonum ovalifolium      "cushion wild buckwheat" same section
16005 Gilia pinnatifida     1955 ft. NE
16009 Gilia stenothyrsa     1 mi. NE
16007 Mentzelia multicaulis      "many-stemmed blazingstar" 1 mi. NE
16004 Physaria acutifolia      "sharpleaf twinpod" 1955 ft. NE
16012 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 1822 ft. NE
16001 Pseudoroegneria spicata      "bluebunch wheatgrass" 1116 ft. W
14028 Schoenocrambe linifolia      "flaxleaf plainsmustard" 2.2 mi. S
16010 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1594 ft. E
15961 Thelypodiopsis elegans      "Westwater tumblemustard" 2 mi. SE
14027 Thlaspi montanum     2.2 mi. S
15985 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 2.2 mi. S
15971 Townsendia strigosa      "hairy Townsend-daisy" 1.1 mi. E
16008 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" 1 mi. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Weaver Ridge (Ridge) Uintah County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 6168  Weaver Ridge 
Cripple Horse Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 2.2 mi. NW   Weaver Ridge 
Little Dicks Bottom (Bend) Uintah County, UT 3.3 mi. N 5059  Walsh Knolls 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3 mi. NW   Walsh Knolls 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Gilsonite Hills (Range) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.7 mi. SE 6900  Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 4.1 mi. S   Banta Ridge 
Weaver Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.5 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Lower Cottonwood Reservoir (Reservoir) Rio Blanco County, CO 3.7 mi. E 5443  Banta Ridge 
Gilsonite Draw (Valley) Rio Blanco County, CO 4.7 mi. N   Weaver Ridge 
Hells Hole Canyon (Valley) Uintah County, UT 3.8 mi. W   Weaver Ridge 
Iron Bridge Mine (Mine) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.6 mi. N 5315  Walsh Knolls 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) Rio Blanco County, CO 5.7 mi. NE   Banta Ridge 
Banty Point (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.3 mi. NE 5916  Banty Point 
Rabbit Mountain (Summit) Rio Blanco County, CO 6.7 mi. SE 7622  Banta Ridge 


Taxon Links for species Physaria acutifolia  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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