Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 16887 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Mirabilis linearis (Pursh) Heimerl
Common name   narrow-leaf four o'clock
Steve Hegji   0212  
   with Kay Shumway
Coll. Date 14 June 2013 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Spring Canyon, N of Bluff;
     Elev.: 4602 ft. (1403 m.)
Habitat Notes sand dune. 
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 37° 18'  54.48" N, 109° 32'  51.04" 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):

     Mirabilis linearis (Pursh) Heimerl

     Allionia decumbens (Nutt.) Spreng.
     Allionia gausapoides Standl.
     Allionia linearis Pursh
     Calymenia decumbens Nutt.
     Mirabilis decumbens (Nutt.) Daniels
     Mirabilis diffusa (Heller) C.F. Reed
     Mirabilis gausapoides (Standl.) Standl.
     Mirabilis hirsuta var. linearis (Pursh) Boivin
     Mirabilis lanceolata (Rydb.) Standl.
     Mirabilis linearis var. subhispida Heimerl
     Oxybaphus angustifolius Sweet
     Oxybaphus decumbens (Nutt.) Sweet
     Oxybaphus diffusus (Heller) W.C. Martin & C.R. Hutchins
     Oxybaphus gausapoides Standl.
     Oxybaphus lanceolatus (Rydb.) Standl.
     Oxybaphus linearis (Pursh) B.L. Robins.
     Oxybaphus linearis var. subhispidus (Heimerl) Dayton

Common Name(s): linearleaf four-o'clock, narrowleaf four o clock, narrowleaf four o'clock, narrow-leaf four-o'clock, narrowleaf four-o'clock.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19651, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Nyctaginaceae
                                    Genus: Mirabilis
                                        Species: Mirabilis linearis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 07047s1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
16890 Asclepias macrosperma      "bigseed milkweed" same section
16895 Eriogonum leptocladon      "sand wild buckwheat" 2419 ft. S
16891 Ipomopsis congesta      "ballhead ipomopsis" same section
16894 Juncus arcticus      "arctic rush" 1959 ft. E
16896 Lupinus pusillus      "rusty lupine" 2526 ft. S
16892 Lycium pallidum      "pale desert-thorn" 587 ft. E
16888 Polypogon monspeliensis      "rabbit's foot grass" 1425 ft. E
16893 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" 847 ft. E
16889 Veronica anagallis-aquatica      "water speedwell" 847 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Spring Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 0.9 mi. SW   Bluff 
Calf Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. S   Bluff 
Cow Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Bluff 
Navajo Twins (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. S 4393  Bluff 
Sunbonnet Rock (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. S 4403  Bluff 
Bluff Cemetery (Cemetery) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. S 4413  Bluff 
Turquoise RV Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. S 4334  Bluff 
Bluff (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. S 4324  Bluff 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) San Juan County, UT 2.1 mi. S 4324  Bluff 
Bluff School (School) San Juan County, UT 2.2 mi. S 4321  Bluff 
Cottonwood Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. S   Chippean Rocks 
Cottonwood Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. S   Cream Pots 
Saint Christophers Mission (Church) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 4337  Bluff 
Tank Point Well (Well) San Juan County, UT 2.6 mi. W 4800  Bluff 
Bluff Bench (Bench) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 5154  Bluff 
Cara Del Eco Ruins (Locale) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 4577  Bluff 
The Horn (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. E 5187  Recapture Pocket 
Black Rock Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. N   No-Mans Island 
Tank Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.2 mi. W 4876  Bluff 
Sand Island Campground (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.2 mi. S 4839  Bluff 


Taxon Links for species Mirabilis linearis  (Pursh) Heimerl

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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