Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08230 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Euphorbia spathulata Lam.
Common name   warty spurge
K.T. Harper   2003-157  
Coll. Date 08 May 2003 
United States
San Juan County
Locality Pole Canyon road E of Highway 191.
     Elev.: 5381 ft. (1641 m.)
Habitat Notes open juniper stand at base of drainage where moisture accumulates. 
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° 24'  34" N, 109° 26'  7" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Euphorbia spathulata Lam.

     Euphorbia alta J.B.S. Norton
     Euphorbia arkansana Engelm. & Gray
     Euphorbia dictyosperma Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
     Euphorbia obtusata Pursh
     Galarhoeus arkansanus (Engelm. & Gray) Small ex Rydb.
     Galarhoeus obtusatus (Pursh) Small
     Tithymalus arkansanus (Engelm. & Gray) Klotzsch & Garcke
     Tithymalus missouriensis (J.B.S. Norton) Small
     Tithymalus obtusatus (Pursh) Klotzsch & Garcke
     Tithymalus spathulatus (Lam.) W.A. Weber

Common Name(s): roughpod spurge, warty spurge, giant spurge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=28138, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08230s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10161s1.jpg 
specimen image: 13564s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10448 Aristida purpurea      "purple threeawn" 2.1 mi. SE
08231 Asclepias cryptoceras  var. cryptoceras   "pallid milkweed" same section
10444 Astragalus ceramicus  var. ceramicus   "painted milkvetch" 2.1 mi. SE
08229 Hordeum pusillum      "little barley" same section
10445 Ipomopsis pumila      "dwarf gilia" 2.1 mi. SE
10446 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" 2.1 mi. SE
14858 Quercus x eastwoodiae  hybrid [gambelii x havardii x turbinella?]  1.4 mi. SE
10447 Sclerocactus parviflorus      "small-flowered fishhook cactus" 2.1 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hardwater Rock (Pillar) San Juan County, UT 1.3 mi. SW   Kane Springs 
Kane Springs Picnic Area (Park) San Juan County, UT 1.4 mi. SW 5115  Kane Springs 
Kane Springs (Spring) San Juan County, UT 1.5 mi. SW 5095  Kane Springs 
Hole-in-the-Rock (Arch) San Juan County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 5158  Kane Springs 
Pole Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 1.8 mi. E   Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Bridger Jack Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 2.9 mi. N 5791  Kane Springs 
Behind the Rocks (Area) San Juan County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 5407  Kane Springs 
Muleshoe Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3 mi. SW   La Sal West 
Black Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 3.9 mi. S   Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Brumley Creek (Stream) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. NE   Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Black Ridge (Ridge) San Juan County, UT 3.7 mi. SE 6703  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Yellow Circle Mines (Mine) San Juan County, UT 3.6 mi. E 6487  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Kens Lake (Reservoir) San Juan County, UT 5.2 mi. N 5043  Kane Springs 
Kens Lake Dam (Dam) San Juan County, UT 5.2 mi. N 5043  Kane Springs 
Flat Iron Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 5.2 mi. S 5935  La Sal Junction 
M4 Ranch (Locale) San Juan County, UT 4.4 mi. NE 6034  Mount Tukuhnikivatz 
Flat Iron Mesa (Summit) San Juan County, UT 5.8 mi. S 5945  La Sal Junction 
Buck Hollow (Valley) San Juan County, UT 5.7 mi. SE   La Sal West 
Lion Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 6.1 mi. SE   Ray Mesa 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) San Juan County, UT 5.8 mi. SE   La Sal West 


Taxon Links for species Euphorbia spathulata  Lam.

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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