Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 18016 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eriogonum leptocladon Torr. & Gray
Infraspecific    var. ramosissimum (Eastw.) Reveal
Common name   San Juan wild buckwheat
R. Van Buren   1885  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 28 August 2010 
United States
San Juan County
Locality E of Butler Wash, along U.S. Highway 163, at the junction with the Bluff Airport Road;
     Elev.: 4573 ft. (1394 m.)
Latitude Longitude 37° 15'  50.9" N, 109° 38'  30.4" 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: L5S2; 5-7 dm high. 


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

     Eriogonum leptocladon var. ramosissimum (Eastw.) Reveal

     Eriogonum ramosissimum Eastw.

Common Name(s): sand buckwheat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528007, 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
                                            Variety: Eriogonum leptocladon var. ramosissimum


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 
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specimen image: 16895b1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04303 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" 2558 ft. E
04269 Allium geyeri  var. chatterleyi   "Chatterley's wild onion" 2558 ft. E
04281 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" 2558 ft. E
16027 Astragalus desperatus  var. desperatus   "rimrock milkvetch" 1.2 mi. S
04268 Astragalus desperatus  var. desperatus   "rimrock milkvetch" 2558 ft. E
12580 Castilleja scabrida  var. scabrida   "rough paintbrush" 1.2 mi. S
04259 Cercocarpus montanus      "alderleaf mountain mahogany" 2558 ft. E
04250 Chamaesyce fendleri      "Fendler's sandmat" 2558 ft. E
04258 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  2558 ft. E
04256 Cryptantha cinerea  var. jamesii   "James' cat's eye" 2558 ft. E
12577 Cymopterus acaulis  var. fendleri   "Fendler's spring parsley" 1.2 mi. S
04260 Dimorphocarpa wislizeni      "Wislizen's spectacle pod" 2558 ft. E
04304 Eremocrinum albomarginatum      "Utah solitaire lily" 2558 ft. E
18015 Ericameria nauseosa  var. nitida   "shiny rubber rabbitbrush" same section
04249 Eriogonum alatum      "winged wild buckwheat" 2558 ft. E
04282 Gaillardia pinnatifida      "Hopi blanketflower" 2558 ft. E
12579 Gilia inconspicua  var. sinuata  1.2 mi. S
04278 Gilia ophthalmoides      "eyed gilia" 2558 ft. E
04253 Hilaria jamesii      "James' galleta" 2558 ft. E
04283 Houstonia rubra      "red bluet" 2558 ft. E
04247 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. ivesiana   "Ives' four-nerve daisy" 2558 ft. E
12578 Lappula occidentalis      "western stickseed" 1.2 mi. S
04272 Linum puberulum      "plains flax" 2558 ft. E
04305 Lupinus pusillus  var. pusillus   "rusty lupine" 2558 ft. E
04299 Phemeranthus brevifolius      "pygmy fameflower" 2558 ft. E
04255 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 2558 ft. E
04270 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 2558 ft. E
04257 Quercus turbinella      "Sonoran scrub oak" 2558 ft. E
04298 Townsendia incana      "silvery Townsend-daisy" 2558 ft. E
04254 Vulpia octoflora      "sixweeks fescue" 2558 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Bluff Airport (Airport) San Juan County, UT 1 mi. S 4459  Bluff SW 
Hobbs Wash Historical Marker (Park) San Juan County, UT 1.1 mi. E 4429  Bluff 
Buck Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 1.6 mi. E   Bluff 
Snake Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.9 mi. NW   Bluff SW 
Navajo Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. W 4452  Bluff SW 
Butler Wash (Stream) San Juan County, UT 2.3 mi. SW   Hotel Rock 
White Rock Point (Cliff) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. SE 4689  White Rock Point 
Gothic Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. SW   Toh Atin Mesa West 
San Juan Hill (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.9 mi. SW 4734  San Juan Hill 
Tselakai Dezza (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 4.6 mi. S 4584  White Rock Point 
Road Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 5.1 mi. N   Cedar Mesa North 
Tank Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 5.1 mi. N 4876  Bluff 
Comb Wash (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.8 mi. SW   Hotel Rock 
Tank Point Well (Well) San Juan County, UT 5.3 mi. NE 4800  Bluff 
Window Rock Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 5.4 mi. SE   White Rock Point 
Window Rock Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 5.4 mi. SE 4721  White Rock Point 
Spring Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 5.4 mi. NE   Bluff 
Ute Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 6.1 mi. SE   White Rock Point 
Barton Range Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 6.3 mi. N   Bluff SW 
Chinle Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 6.1 mi. SW   Mexican Water 


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

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