Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04142 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Physalis crassifolia Benth.
Common name   yellow nightshade groundcherry
D.M. Barnes   s.n.  
Coll. Date 04 March 2000 
United States
Inyo County
Locality Highway 178, E of Death Valley, between Jubilee and Salsbury Pass.
     Elev.: 568 ft. (173 m.)
Habitat Notes dry desert shrub community; dry gravelly soil. 
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 34° 54'  N, 116° 36'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Physalis crassifolia Benth.

Common Name(s): thickleaf groundcherry, yellow nightshade groundcherry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30596, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Solanaceae
                                    Genus: Physalis
                                        Species: Physalis crassifolia


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04142s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10068s1.jpg 
specimen image: 11368c1.jpg 
specimen image: 11368d1.jpg 
specimen image: 11368s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

  There are no nearby accessions.


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cady Spring (Spring) San Bernardino County, CA 2.5 mi. N 1729  Manix 
Camp Cady Ranch (Locale) San Bernardino County, CA 2.7 mi. N 1709  Manix 
Camp Cady (Locale) San Bernardino County, CA 3.2 mi. N 1690  Manix 
Twin Lakes (Reservoir) San Bernardino County, CA 2.9 mi. W 1821  Harvard Hill 
Lake Jodie (Reservoir) San Bernardino County, CA 3.8 mi. W 1821  Harvard Hill 
Newberry Springs Elementary School (School) San Bernardino County, CA 4.2 mi. SW 1837  Newberry Springs 
Troy Lake (Flat) San Bernardino County, CA 5 mi. S 1782  Troy Lake 
Harvard Hill (Summit) San Bernardino County, CA 4.5 mi. NW 2001  Harvard Hill 
The Knob (Summit) San Bernardino County, CA 5 mi. NE 1749  Manix 
Newbury Community Church (Church) San Bernardino County, CA 5 mi. SW 1841  Newberry Springs 
Harvard (Populated Place) San Bernardino County, CA 5.1 mi. NW 1821  Harvard Hill 
Lake Tami (Reservoir) San Bernardino County, CA 5.3 mi. NW 1814  Harvard Hill 
Manix Wash (Stream) San Bernardino County, CA 6.1 mi. NE   Manix 
Harvard Airport (Airport) San Bernardino County, CA 6 mi. NW 1824  Harvard Hill 
Newberry Springs Post Office (Post Office) San Bernardino County, CA 6.3 mi. SW 1824  Newberry Springs 
Fourmile Waterhole (Reservoir) San Bernardino County, CA 6.5 mi. NE 1611  Manix 
Newberry Spring (Spring) San Bernardino County, CA 6.7 mi. SW 1844  Newberry Springs 


Taxon Links for species Physalis crassifolia  Benth.

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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