Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 17782 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray
Common name   sand wild buckwheat
R. Van Buren   1651  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 25 July 2007 
United States
Emery County
Locality Horse Bench, W side of Green River, along Lower San Rafael Road (BLM Road 1010) 16 miles S of Green River (town);
     Elev.: 4413 ft. (1345 m.)
Latitude Longitude 38° 47'  47.3" N, 110° 11'  16.3" 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: L13S2; not flowering. 


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.
17781 Eriogonum leptocladon      "sand wild buckwheat" same section
17784 Fabaceae      same section
17780 Fabaceae      same section
17783 Ipomopsis congesta  var. frutescens   "ball-headed gilia" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Horse Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. W 4469  Horse Bench East 
San Rafael Valley (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. S   Horse Bench West 
Horse Bench Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 4 mi. N 4213  Horse Bench East 
Horse Bench Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 4 mi. N 4213  Horse Bench East 
Moonshine Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. SE   Jacks Knob 
Dry Lake Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Horse Bench East 
Chaffin Ranch (Locale) Emery County, UT 4 mi. SE 4016  Horse Bench East 
Dellenbaugh Butte (Summit) Grand County, UT 4.5 mi. NE 4232  Green River SE 
Salt Wash (Valley) Grand County, UT 5.4 mi. NE   Dee Pass 
The Cone (Summit) Emery County, UT 5.8 mi. S 4567  Moonshine Wash 
Spring Canyon Ford (Locale) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. SW 4091  Moonshine Wash 
Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 5.6 mi. SW   Spring Canyon 


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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