Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 02299 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cercocarpus montanus Raf.
Common name   alderleaf mountain mahogany
A. Whittaker   s.n.  
Coll. Date 19 September 1997 
United States
Summit County
Locality [none]
     Elev.: 7000 ft. (2134 m.)
Habitat Notes juniperus, Ceanothus, ponderose pine, rocky 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 40° 37'  54" N, 111° 9'  17" W
Township Range T2S, R7E, Sec. 21 SW 1/4  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
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).


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

     Cercocarpus montanus Raf.

Common Name(s): alderleaf cercocarpus, alderleaf mountain mahogany, birchleaf mountainmahogany, mountainmahogany, true mountain mahogany, true mountainmahogany.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=25136, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Cercocarpus
                                        Species: Cercocarpus montanus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 02299s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02213s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02229s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02235s1.jpg 
specimen image: 04259s1.jpg 
specimen image: 06667s1.jpg 
specimen image: 07555s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08892s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13587s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13651s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13766s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
02300 Alnus incana  subsp. rugosa   "speckled alder" 1 mi. N
02298 Arctostaphylos patula      "greenleaf manzanita" same section
01574 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" 1 mi. W
02353 Erigeron divergens  var. divergens   "spreading fleabane daisy" 1 mi. W
01568 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" 1 mi. E
01577 Fragaria virginiana  subsp. glauca   "mountain strawberry" 1 mi. W
01576 Hackelia floribunda      "many-flowered stickseed" 1 mi. W
01436 Helianthella uniflora      "one-flowered little sunflower" 1 mi. E
01575 Lewisia pygmaea      "dwarf lewisia" 1 mi. W
01579 Mertensia arizonica      "aspen bluebells" 1 mi. W
01437 Sanguisorba minor      "small burnet" 1 mi. E


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Failure Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 0.7 mi. S   Woodland 
Beaver Creek Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 7356  Woodland 
Talyor Fork (Stream) Summit County, UT 1 mi. SE   Woodland 
Coop Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1 mi. SE   Erickson Basin 
Yellow Pine Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1 mi. W 7231  Hoyt Peak 
Yellow Pine Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1.3 mi. W   Hoyt Peak 
Taylors Fork Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.4 mi. SE 7438  Woodland 
Shingle Creek Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 1.5 mi. SE 7458  Woodland 
Slate Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 1.6 mi. W   Hoyt Peak 
Shingle Creek Recreation Site (Park) Summit County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 7513  Woodland 
Lower Yellow Pine Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.2 mi. N 9640  Hoyt Peak 
Upper Yellow Pine Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 2.4 mi. N 9722  Hoyt Peak 
Castle Peak (Summit) Summit County, UT 2.9 mi. NE 10089  Hoyt Peak 
Castle Lake (Lake) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. NE 9882  Erickson Basin 
Pine Valley Group Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. SE 7461  Soapstone Basin 
Shingle Creek (Stream) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. SE   Erickson Basin 
Lower Provo River Campground (Locale) Summit County, UT 3.3 mi. SE 7392  Soapstone Basin 
Shingle Creek Narrows (Channel) Summit County, UT 3.1 mi. E 8682  Erickson Basin 
Red Pine Canyon (Valley) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. W   Woodland 
Samak (Populated Place) Summit County, UT 3.2 mi. W 6877  Woodland 


Taxon Links for species Cercocarpus montanus  Raf.

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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