Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16875 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ribes velutinum Greene
Common name   desert gooseberry
Steve Hegji   0200  
Coll. Date 10 May 2013 
United States
Millard County
Locality Sawtooth Canyon;
     Elev.: 7554 ft. (2303 m.)
Habitat Notes rocky trailside. 
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° 7'  54.83" N, 113° 23'  7.89" 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):

     Ribes velutinum Greene

Common Name(s): desert gooseberry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=24506, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Grossulariaceae
                                    Genus: Ribes
                                        Species: Ribes velutinum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 16875s1.jpg specimen image: 16875a1.jpg specimen image: 16875b1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08417 Acer glabrum  var. diffusum   "Rocky Mountain maple" same section
16874 Astragalus beckwithii  var. purpureus   "Beckwith's milkvetch" 1520 ft. W
16869 Astragalus newberryi  var. castoreus   "Newberry's milkvetch" 1 mi. W
08428 Castilleja angustifolia  var. flavescens   "pale narrow-leaf paintbrush" 1.3 mi. NE
16876 Cercocarpus intricatus      "little-leaf mountain mahogany" 772 ft. E
08436 Cryptantha compacta      "dwarf cat's eye" 1.3 mi. NE
08424 Delphinium andersonii      "Anderson's larkspur" same section
08431 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" 1.3 mi. NE
08430 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" 1.3 mi. NE
08423 Erigeron tener      "slender fleabane" same section
08432 Eriogonum ovalifolium  var. nivale   "alpine cushion wild buckwheat" 1.3 mi. NE
08440 Eriogonum puberulum     1.3 mi. NE
08419 Fendlerella utahensis      "Utah fendlerbush" same section
08426 Galium multiflorum  var. multiflorum  same section
08429 Galium multiflorum  var. multiflorum  1.3 mi. NE
08435 Ipomopsis congesta  var. congesta   "ball-headed gilia" 1.3 mi. NE
08422 Jamesia tetrapetala      "four-petaled cliff bush" same section
16871 Lappula occidentalis      "western stickseed" same section
08441 Lomatium scabrum  var. scabrum   "rough desert parsley" 1.3 mi. NE
08437 Penstemon humilis  var. brevifolius   "short-leaf low beardtongue" 1.3 mi. NE
08416 Penstemon leonardii  var. patricus  same section
08415 Perityle stansburyi      "Stansbury's rockdaisy" same section
16870 Phlox austromontana      "southern phlox" same section
08434 Physaria occidentalis  var. cinerascens   "western bladderpod" 1.3 mi. NE
16872 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" same section
08438 Primula cusickiana  var. domensis   "House Range primrose" 1.3 mi. NE
16873 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 2717 ft. W
08418 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" same section
08433 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" 1.3 mi. NE
08425 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
08427 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.3 mi. NE
08420 Symphoricarpos longiflorus      "long-flowered snowberry" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hell'n Moriah Kitchen (Basin) Millard County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 7294  Hell'n Moriah Canyon 
Sawtooth Mountain (Summit) Millard County, UT 1.5 mi. N 8383  Notch Peak 
Notch Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 9334  Notch Peak 
Klondike Mine (Mine) Millard County, UT 2.3 mi. N 7064  Miller Cove 
Sawtooth Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 1.9 mi. E   Notch Peak 
Contact Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Notch Peak 
Water Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Notch Peak 
Side Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 2.5 mi. NE   Miller Cove 
Pine Peak (Summit) Millard County, UT 2.7 mi. N 9216  Notch Peak 
Amasa Valley (Valley) Millard County, UT 3.7 mi. N   Notch Peak 
Hell'n Moriah Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 3.5 mi. SW   Skull Rock Pass 
Orr Ridge (Ridge) Millard County, UT 3.9 mi. N 8163  Miller Cove 
Baldy (Summit) Millard County, UT 4.4 mi. N 8488  Notch Peak 
Sneakover Pass (Gap) Millard County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 6309  Skull Rock Pass 
Miller Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 4 mi. E   Miller Cove 
Painter Spring (Spring) Millard County, UT 4.8 mi. NW 5574  Notch Peak 
Little Horse Canyon (Valley) Millard County, UT 6.7 mi. NE   Miller Cove 


Taxon Links for species Ribes velutinum  Greene

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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