Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 08534 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lycium andersonii A. Gray
Common name   Anderson's desert-thorn
D.M. Barnes   3357  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 28 May 2003 
United States
Kane County
Locality Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Smoky Hollow road off Highway 89, ca 4 mi NE of Big Water.
     Elev.: 4094 ft. (1248 m.)
Habitat Notes clay soils of Tropic Shale Formation, atriplex 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° 4'  18" N, 111° 35'  50" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Lycium andersonii Gray

Common Name(s): Anderson wolfberry, Anderson's wolfberry, water jacket.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=30532, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Solanaceae
                                    Genus: Lycium
                                        Species: Lycium andersonii


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 08534s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04178s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08160s1.jpg 
specimen image: 16879b1.jpg 
specimen image: 16879a1.jpg 
specimen image: 16879s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08535 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
08536 Atriplex corrugata      "mat saltbush" same section
08537 Camissonia eastwoodiae      "Eastwood's suncup" same section
08538 Cleomella palmeriana      "Rocky Mountain stickweed" same section
08541 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" same section
08542 Malacothrix glabrata      "smooth desert-dandelion" same section
08540 Tidestromia lanuginosa      "espanta vaqueros" same section
08533 Townsendia annua      "annual 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
Wiregrass Spring (Spring) Kane County, UT 1.8 mi. SW 3730  Lone Rock 
Blue Fool Wash (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Big Water 
Wiregrass Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.1 mi. SE   Lone Rock 
Mustard Point (Ridge) Kane County, UT 2.6 mi. N 5453  Lone Rock 
Wahweap Creek (Stream) Kane County, UT 2.8 mi. SE   Canaan Peak 
Jacobs Tanks Draw (Valley) Kane County, UT 2.8 mi. W   Big Water 
Blue Pools Arch (Arch) Kane County, UT 3.3 mi. SW 4082  Big Water 
Skylight Arch (Arch) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. S 4144  Lone Rock 
Stud Horse Point (Ridge) Kane County, UT 4 mi. S 4518  Lone Rock 
Alkali Seep (Spring) Kane County, UT 3.5 mi. NW 3924  Big Water 
Nipple Bench (Bench) Kane County, UT 4.2 mi. N 5328  Tibbet Bench 
Lone Rock Canyon (Valley) Kane County, UT 4.1 mi. SE   Lone Rock 
Big Water (Populated Place) Kane County, UT 3.8 mi. W 4101  Big Water 
Haycock Point (Ridge) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. N 5325  Nipple Butte 
Lone Rock Beach (Beach) Kane County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 3717  Lone Rock 
Middle Warm Creek Point (Ridge) Kane County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 5423  Lone Rock 
Lone Rock (Pillar) Kane County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 3839  Lone Rock 
Bull Points (Summit) Kane County, UT 4.4 mi. E 4085  Lone Rock 


Taxon Links for species Lycium andersonii  A. Gray

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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