Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05700 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch
Common name   pecan
K.T. Harper   2001-410  
   with J.K. Harper
Coll. Date 17 October 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality in Castle Cliffs Wash, Castle Cliffs area, along Old Highway 91;
Habitat Notes in a gravelly wash. 
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° 3'  57" N, 113° 53'  14" W
Township Range T43S, R18W  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).
Specimen Notes CULTIVATED, potentially an escape. 


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

     Carya illinoinensis (Wangenh.) K. Koch

     Carya oliviformis (Michx. f.) Nutt.
     Carya pecan (Marsh.) Engl. & Graebn.
     Hicoria pecan (Marsh.) Britt.

Common Name(s): pecan.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19234, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Hamamelidae
                            Order: Juglandales
                                Family: Juglandaceae
                                    Genus: Carya
                                        Species: Carya illinoinensis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05700s2.jpg specimen image: 05700a1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08387 Agave utahensis      "Utah dwarf century plant" 162 ft. E
05310 Aloysia wrightii      "Wright's beebrush" same section
14286 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 210 ft. SE
08958 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 162 ft. E
14459 Ambrosia salsola      "burrobush" 2021 ft. E
15274 Arctostaphylos pringlei      "Pringle manzanita" same section
05278 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" same section
14283 Brickellia microphylla  var. scabra   "rough brickellbush" 210 ft. SE
14284 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 210 ft. SE
05311 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" same section
14794 Buddleja utahensis      "Utah butterflybush" 408 ft. SE
15711 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. cycloptera  2.7 mi. SE
08389 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" 162 ft. E
05275 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
04190 Cupressus arizonica      "Arizona cypress" same section
14795 Encelia virginensis      "Virgin River brittlebush" 408 ft. SE
17932 Ephedra fasciculata      "Mojave ephedra" 361 ft. W
14798 Ephedra viridis  var. viridis  408 ft. SE
14808 Ericameria laricifolia      "turpentine bush" 2459 ft. NW
14282 Ericameria paniculata      "Mojave rabbitbrush" 210 ft. SE
14814 Eriogonum heermannii  var. sulcatum   "Heermann's wild buckwheat" 541 ft. S
14797 Lepidium fremontii      "desert peppercress" 408 ft. SE
15712 Lepidium lasiocarpum  var. lasiocarpum  2.7 mi. SE
08385 Lesquerella rectipes      "straight bladderpod" 162 ft. E
08959 Melia azedarach      "Chinaberrytree" 162 ft. E
08305 Neolloydia johnsonii     162 ft. E
16856 Oenothera primiveris      "desert evening primrose" 2686 ft. E
14796 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 408 ft. SE
08960 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 162 ft. E
05279 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" same section
14813 Parthenium incanum      "mariola" 541 ft. S
14285 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" 210 ft. SE
05277 Perityle tenella      "Springdale rockdaisy" same section
02667 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.7 mi. SE
02666 Physaria tenella      "Moapa bladderpod" 1.7 mi. SE
05268 Prunus fasciculata      "desert almond" same section
14281 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" same section
08245 Psilostrophe cooperi      "whitestem paperflower" 1660 ft. SE
05309 Psorothamnus polydenius  var. polydenius   "Nevada dalea" same section
15634 Rafinesquia neomexicana     2.7 mi. SE
08386 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 162 ft. E
14457 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 2021 ft. E
08957 Senecio douglasii  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 162 ft. E
14793 Senecio flaccidus  var. monoensis   "Mono ragwort" 408 ft. SE
05276 Stephanomeria tenuifolia  var. tenuifolia   "narrow-leaf wirelettuce" same section
02668 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 1.7 mi. SE
14458 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 2021 ft. E
16857 Thamnosma montana      "turpentinebroom" 2762 ft. E
17931 Tiquilia canescens      "woody crinklemat" 361 ft. W
11453 Tridens muticus      "slim tridens" 314 ft. S
05469 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" same section
08388 Yucca schidigera      "Mojave yucca" 162 ft. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 424 ft. E 3862  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 0.7 mi. S 4055  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.2 mi. NE   Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.1 mi. N 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. S 3140  Castle Cliff 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. N 4544  Castle Cliff 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 3 mi. S 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.1 mi. S   Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. S 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. N 4728  Castle Cliff 
Black Warrior Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.7 mi. E 6257  Jarvis Peak 
Westside Mine (Mine) Washington County, UT 3.8 mi. E 5794  Jarvis Peak 
Grapevine Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N 5735  West Mountain Peak 
Utah Hill Summit (Locale) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 4744  Jarvis Peak 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. N 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. NW 4242  Castle Cliff 
Indian Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.7 mi. N 5181  West Mountain Peak 
Crazy Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.5 mi. N 4580  West Mountain Peak 


Taxon Links for species Carya illinoinensis  (Wangenh.) K. Koch

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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