Utah Valley University Herbarium

Label

 
Accession # 06015 
Family
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Family
PoaceaePoaceaePoaceae  
Species Achnatherum speciosum (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth
Common name   desert needlegrass
Collector(s)
Donna M. Barnes   2063  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Van Buren
Coll. Date 08 June 2001 
Country
State/Province
County
United States
Utah
Wayne County
Locality Hwy 24, Capitol Reef area, [along Cooks Mesa Trail, N of Utah Highway 24, W of Capitol Reef National Park];
    
Habitat Notes sandstone, sandy 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 38° 19'  41" N, 111° 21'  53" W
Township Range T28S R5E Sec. 33  
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).

Taxonomy


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

     Achnatherum speciosum (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth

     Stipa speciosa Trin. & Rupr.

Common Name(s): desert needlegrass.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=507958, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Poaceae
                                    Genus: Achnatherum
                                        Species: Achnatherum speciosum
                                                                                            

Images

Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 06015s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05949s1.jpg 
05949
specimen image: 08513s1.jpg 
08513
specimen image: 08681s1.jpg 
08681
specimen image: 09339s1.jpg 
09339
specimen image: 10218s1.jpg 
10218

Nearby Accessions


Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14870 Artemisia bigelovii      "Bigelow's sagebrush" 917 ft. S
06018 Astragalus harrisonii      "Harrison's milkvetch" same section
00386 Astragalus praelongus  var. ellisiae   "Ellis' stinking milkvetch" same section
06021 Bouteloua eriopoda      "black grama" same section
03094 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" 2021 ft. NE
06017 Cheilanthes feei      "slender lip fern" same section
06022 Cymopterus beckii      "feather-leaf spring parsley" same section
06023 Erigeron tracyi      "grey spreading fleabane" same section
15263 Eriogonum corymbosum      "crisp-leaf wild buckwheat" 1.2 mi. S
06019 Eriogonum hookeri      "Hooker's wild buckwheat" same section
06026 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woolly grass" same section
06020 Ipomopsis roseata      "rosy gilia" same section
03033 Oenothera cespitosa  var. navajoensis   "Navajo tufted evening primrose" 2021 ft. NE
06024 Phemeranthus brevifolius      "pygmy fameflower" same section
06025 Prenanthella exigua      "thorny skeleton plant" same section

Locale


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cooks Mesa (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1557 ft. N 6851  Twin Rocks 
Sand Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 0.8 mi. S   Flat Top 
Rim Rock Resort Ranch (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 6519  Torrey 
Twin Rocks (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.4 mi. E 6286  Twin Rocks 
Calf Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.9 mi. S   Torrey 
South Fork Spring Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.5 mi. N   Torrey 
Meeks Mesa (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 7244  Twin Rocks 
Torrey Cemetery (Cemetery) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. SW 6831  Torrey 
The Motorman (Pillar) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. E 6165  Twin Rocks 
Torrey Airport (Airport) Wayne County, UT 2.9 mi. W 6936  Torrey 
Beas Lewis Flats (Flat) Wayne County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 6569  Twin Rocks 
Fish Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 4.1 mi. S   Blind Lake 
Poverty Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 6841  Torrey 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Wayne County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 6841  Torrey 
Torrey (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 6838  Torrey 
Red Cliff Oasis (Park) Wayne County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 6831  Torrey 
Holt Draw (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Torrey 
Chimney Rock (Summit) Wayne County, UT 3.6 mi. E 6273  Twin Rocks 
Donkey Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 4.3 mi. SW   Blind Lake 
Goosenecks Overlook (Locale) Wayne County, UT 4.2 mi. SE 6349  Twin Rocks 

Links

Taxon Links for species Achnatherum speciosum  (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth

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=Achnatherum+speciosum

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