Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04757 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Euphorbia brachycera Engelm.
Common name   horned spurge
Donna M. Barnes   603  
   with D. Carter
Coll. Date 26 May 2000 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Highway 12, W of rest stop, ATV trail sign, across road from prarrie dog sign, 2 miles up dirt road.
     Elev.: 8038 ft. (2451 m.)
Habitat Notes dry desert shrub, juniper 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° 42'  N, 112° 17'  W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Euphorbia brachycera Engelm.

     Euphorbia brachycera var. robusta (Engelm.) Dorn
     Euphorbia lurida Engelm.
     Euphorbia montana Engelm.
     Euphorbia odontadenia Boiss.
     Euphorbia robusta (Engelm.) Small ex. Britt. & Br.
     Pyrenula leucoplaca (Wallr.) Korber
     Tithymalus brachycera (Engelm.) Small
     Tithymalus montanus (Engelm.) Small
     Tithymalus robustus (Engelm.) Small

Common Name(s): horned spurge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28049, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Euphorbiales
                                Family: Euphorbiaceae
                                    Genus: Euphorbia
                                        Species: Euphorbia brachycera


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14577 Artemisia nova  var. nova  1.5 mi. NW
06059 Astragalus humistratus  var. humivagans   "groundcover milkvetch" 1.8 mi. N
06057 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1.8 mi. N
04756 Castilleja parvula  var. revealii   "Reveal's paintbrush" same section
06031 Cymopterus minimus      "least spring parsley" 1088 ft. N
04753 Erigeron aphanactis  var. congestus   "rayless shaggy fleabane" same section
06055 Eriogonum alatum      "winged wild buckwheat" 1.8 mi. N
04752 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" same section
06036 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" 1088 ft. N
14572 Eriogonum aretioides      "Widtsoe wild buckwheat" same section
06056 Euphorbia brachycera      "horned spurge" 1.8 mi. N
14573 Haplopappus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section
14575 Linanthus caespitosus      "mat prickly phlox" same section
06054 Lithospermum multiflorum      "many-flowered stoneseed" 1.8 mi. N
15534 Lithospermum multiflorum      "many-flowered stoneseed" 1.3 mi. N
06037 Oxytropis oreophila  var. jonesii   "Jone's oxytrope" 1088 ft. N
04755 Oxytropis oreophila  var. jonesii   "Jone's oxytrope" same section
06041 Penstemon bracteatus      "Red Canyon beardtongue" 1088 ft. N
06117 Petradoria pumila  var. pumila   "common rock goldenrod" 1.8 mi. N
14574 Phlox gladiformis      "musky phlox" same section
14579 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" 1.5 mi. NW
15532 Physaria chambersii  var. membranacea   "scurfy twinpod" 1.2 mi. N
06060 Physaria lepidota  var. membranacea   "scurfy twinpod" 1.8 mi. N
06035 Physaria rubicundula      "Bryce Canyon bladderpod" 1088 ft. N
06058 Piptatherum micranthum      "little-seed ricegrass" 1.8 mi. N
14580 Ribes cereum      "wax currant" 1.5 mi. NW
06061 Sphaeromeria capitata      "common rock-tansy" 1.8 mi. N
14576 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" same section
14578 Tetradymia canescens      "spineless horsebrush" 1.5 mi. NW
04754 Townsendia jonesii  var. jonesii   "Jones' Townsend-daisy" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Wilson Peak (Summit) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 9033  Wilson Peak 
Corral Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.2 mi. N   Casto Canyon 
Cabin Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Bryce Canyon 
Butch Cassidy Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Casto Canyon 
Lightning Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. E   Bryce Canyon 
Johnson Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. E 7799  Bryce Canyon 
Red Canyon Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. N 7294  Wilson Peak 
Wilson Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. W   Wilson Peak 
Hillsdale Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. SW   Wilson Peak 
Left Fork Blue Fly Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Tropic Reservoir 
Ahlstrom Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. SE   Wilson Peak 
Right Fork Blue Fly Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. SE   Wilson Peak 
Berry Spring Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. E   Flake Mountain West 
Black Mountain (Summit) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. N 7901  Casto Canyon 
Red Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. NW   Wilson Peak 
Horse Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.9 mi. N 8147  Casto Canyon 
Blue Fly Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.7 mi. SE   Wilson Peak 
East Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 4.6 mi. SE   Bryce Point 
Bald Hill (Summit) Sevier County, UT 4.3 mi. W 7271  Wilson Peak 
Johnson Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 4.5 mi. SW   Wilson Peak 


Taxon Links for species Euphorbia brachycera  Engelm.

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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