Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 17777 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray
Common name   sand wild buckwheat
R. Van Buren   1646  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 25 July 2007 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Woodside to Castle Dale Road (Green River Cutoff Road), 2.6 miles W of the junction with U.S. Highway 6;
     Elev.: 4865 ft. (1483 m.)
Latitude Longitude 39° 12'  3.2" N, 110° 22'  36.6" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L10S1; small plant, yellow flowers. 


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

     Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray

Common Name(s): fine branched buckwheat, sand buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=21179, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Polygonales
                                Family: Polygonaceae
                                    Genus: Eriogonum
                                        Species: Eriogonum leptocladon


Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 09905s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10904s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11053s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13466s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895c1.jpg 
specimen image: 16895b1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
17773 Chrysothamnus greenei      "Greene's rabbitbrush" 2197 ft. SE
08232 Enceliopsis nutans      "nodding sunray" 2584 ft. NW
17776 Eriogonum corymbosum      "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" 1 mi. SE
17775 Eriogonum tumulosum      "Woodside wild buckwheat" same section
17771 Ipomopsis roseata      "rosy gilia" 2197 ft. SE
17772 Lepidium montanum  var. jonesii   "Jones' pepperwort" 2197 ft. SE
17778 Oxytenia acerosa      "copperweed" same section
08233 Townsendia annua      "annual Townsend-daisy" 2584 ft. NW
17774 Xylorhiza venusta      "Cisco woody aster" 2197 ft. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Desert Reservoir Number 2 (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 4803  Cliff 
Middle Fork Summerville Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. W   Dry Mesa 
Left Fork Summerville Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. NW   Dry Mesa 
Woodside (Populated Place) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. N 4643  Woodside 
Woodside Cemetery (Cemetery) Emery County, UT 4.8 mi. N 4692  Woodside 
Neversweat Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Flattop Mountain 
Dry Mesa (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 5443  Dry Mesa 
Summerville Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.2 mi. N   Chimney Rock 
Mount Elliott (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. E 7074  Cliff 


Taxon Links for species Eriogonum leptocladon  Torr. & Gray

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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