Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 04248 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
CactaceaeCactaceaeCactaceae  
Species Sclerocactus whipplei (Engelm. & Bigelow) Britton & Rose
Common name   Whipple's fishhook cactus
Collector(s)
D. Carter   s.n.  
   with D.M. Barnes
Coll. Date 25 April 2000 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
San Juan County
Locality Fry Mesa, W of Fry Point, along Utah Highway 95;
     Elev.: 5449 ft. (1661 m.)
Habitat Notes dry, rocky soil; desert shrub community. 
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 37° 38'  54" N, 110° 8'  28" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)

Taxonomy


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

     Sclerocactus whipplei (Engelm. & Bigelow) Britt. & Rose

     Echinocactus whipplei Engelm. & Bigelow
     Pediocactus whipplei (Engelm. & Bigelow) Arp
     Sclerocactus parviflorus var. blessingiae W.H. Earle
     Sclerocactus whipplei var. roseus (Clover) L. Benson

Common Name(s): whipple fishhook cactus, Whipple's fishhook cactus.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19765, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Cactaceae
                                    Genus: Sclerocactus
                                        Species: Sclerocactus whipplei
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04248s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00135s1.jpg 
00135
specimen image: 00153s1.jpg 
00153
specimen image: 00713s1.jpg 
00713
specimen image: 00966s1.jpg 
00966
specimen image: 04058s1.jpg 
04058
specimen image: 06136s1.jpg 
06136

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04223 Fendlera rupicola      "cliff fendlerbush" same section
04224 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" same section
04219 Poliomintha incana      "frosted mint" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Fry Point (Summit) San Juan County, UT 1260 ft. E 6080  Jacobs Chair 
Nook Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.1 mi. NE   The Cheesebox 
Fry Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.2 mi. W   Moss Back Butte 
Fry Canyon Store and RV Park (Park) San Juan County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 5368  Jacobs Chair 
Fry Canyon (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 5371  Jacobs Chair 
Fry Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 2 mi. S 5355  Fry Spring 
Fry Mesa (Area) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 6303  The Cheesebox 
Cheesebox Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. E   Woodenshoe Buttes 
Found Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 6437  The Cheesebox 
Rock Spring (Spring) San Juan County, UT 2.3 mi. W 5276  Jacobs Chair 
The Needle (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 5716  Moss Back Butte 
The Cheesebox (Summit) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. E 6168  The Cheesebox 
Hideout Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.2 mi. E   Woodenshoe Buttes 
K and L Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.5 mi. E   The Cheesebox 
Wingate Mesa (Area) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. W 6680  Jacobs Chair 
Cowboy Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 4.5 mi. N   Jacobs Chair 
Soldier Crossing (Populated Place) San Juan County, UT 4.8 mi. NW 4961  Jacobs Chair 

Links

Taxon Links for species Sclerocactus whipplei  (Engelm. & Bigelow) Britton & Rose

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

External link to this species in the UVU Herbarium:
http://herbarium.UVU.edu/virtual/search.asp?taxon=Sclerocactus+whipplei

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