Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03972 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Psathyrotes ramosissima (Torr.) A. Gray
Common name   velvet turtleback
J.G. Harris   2363  
Coll. Date 26 April 1992 
United States
Locality Death Valley, Jubilee Pass.
     Elev.: 1200 ft. (366 m.)
Habitat Notes Alluvium. 
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 35° 54'  30" N, 116° 34'  30" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Psathyrotes ramosissima (Torr.) Gray

     Tetradymia ramosissima Torr.

Common Name(s): turtleback, velvet turtleback.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38295, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Psathyrotes
                                        Species: Psathyrotes ramosissima


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03972s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04161s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
03978 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" same section
03974 Atrichoseris platyphylla      "gravel-ghost" same section
03977 Atriplex hymenelytra      "desertholly" same section
03975 Bebbia juncea  var. aspera   "sweetbush" same section
03973 Chaenactis carphoclinia      "pebble pincushion" same section
03965 Eschscholzia glyptosperma      "desert poppy" same section
04044 Larrea tridentata      "creosote bush" same section
03970 Malacothrix glabrata      "smooth desert-dandelion" same section
03967 Mimulus bigelovii  var. cuspidatus  same section
03968 Mohavea breviflora      "golden desert-snapdragon" same section
04045 Monoptilon bellioides      "Mojave desertstar" same section
03969 Perityle emoryi      "Emory's rockdaisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Jubilee Pass (Gap) Inyo County, CA 1641 ft. NW 1312  Epaulet Peak 
Jubilee Mountain (Summit) Inyo County, CA 0.9 mi. SW 2385  Epaulet Peak 
Bradbury Wash (Stream) Inyo County, CA 2.2 mi. E   Salsberry Peak 
Charlies Pride Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 2.8 mi. NW 1972  Epaulet Peak 
Virgin Spring (Spring) Inyo County, CA 3.2 mi. N 2513  Epaulet Peak 
Bradbury Well (Well) Inyo County, CA 2.8 mi. E 1772  Epaulet Peak 
Virgin Spring Canyon (Valley) Inyo County, CA 2.9 mi. W   Funeral Peak 
Rhodes Wash (Stream) Inyo County, CA 3.7 mi. S   Salsberry Peak 
Rhodes Spring (Spring) Inyo County, CA 3.3 mi. NE 1929  Epaulet Peak 
Confidence Wash (Stream) Inyo County, CA 4.7 mi. S   Salsberry Peak 
Confidence Mill (Locale) Inyo County, CA 4.9 mi. S -10  Confidence Hills East 
Desert Hound Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 4.6 mi. NW 4472  Epaulet Peak 
Graham Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 4.9 mi. N 3770  Epaulet Peak 
Ashford Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 4.4 mi. NW 3550  Shore Line Butte 
Rhodes Hill (Summit) Inyo County, CA 4.3 mi. E 2763  Salsberry Peak 
Desert Hound Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 5 mi. NW 3980  Shore Line Butte 
Epaulet Peak (Summit) Inyo County, CA 5.2 mi. NE 4626  Epaulet Peak 
Confidence Hills (Range) Inyo County, CA 5.1 mi. SW 449  Confidence Hills West 
Ashford Mine (Mine) Inyo County, CA 5.1 mi. NW 2257  Shore Line Butte 
Timpapah Spring (Spring) Inyo County, CA 5.7 mi. NW 2795  Shore Line Butte 


Taxon Links for species Psathyrotes ramosissima  (Torr.) A. 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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