Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09429 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cryptantha tenuis (Eastw.) Payson
Common name   slender cat's eye
D.M. Barnes   3889  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 11 May 2004 
United States
Garfield County
Locality Capitol Reef National Park, Notom road cutoff to Burr Trail road, at bottom of switchbacks.
     Elev.: 4992 ft. (1522 m.)
Habitat Notes sandy wash south of road. 
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° 51'  2" N, 111° 1'  12" W
UTM 12 4189234N  498240E 
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): GPS
Georef. Notes This coordinate was obtained by a GPS unit and an error estimate was not recorded by the user. However due to the accuracy of most units, a polygon diameter between 25 and 250 meters could reasonably be assumed.
Specimen Notes Catalog: CARE-3274; Accession : CARE-000239 


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

     Cryptantha tenuis (Eastw.) Payson

Common Name(s): canyon catseye, canyon cryptantha.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31777, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Lamiales
                                Family: Boraginaceae
                                    Genus: Cryptantha
                                        Species: Cryptantha tenuis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 09429s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 00108s3.jpg 
specimen image: 06398s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06985s2.jpg 
specimen image: 07004s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10463s3.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
08333 Astragalus ceramicus      "painted milkvetch" 1.9 mi. SE
09431 Cryptantha gracilis      "narrow-stemmed forget-me-not" same section
09411 Erigeron utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah fleabane" same section
10362 Eriogonum bicolor      "pretty wild buckwheat" 2 mi. N
10363 Oenothera albicaulis      "prairie evening primrose" 2 mi. N
09430 Oenothera pallida  var. pallida   "pale evening primrose" same section
09432 Phacelia ivesiana      "Ives' scorpionweed" same section
09940 Townsendia florifer      "showy Townsend-daisy" same section
09412 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. imberbis   "beardless Mojave woody aster" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Burr Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1930 ft. NE   Wagon Box Mesa 
Creek Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 0.8 mi. E   Bitter Creek Divide 
Swap Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1 mi. NE   Cave Flat 
Peak-a-boo Rock (Summit) Garfield County, UT 1.5 mi. NW 6224  Wagon Box Mesa 
Bitter Spring Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Bitter Creek Divide 
The Post (Locale) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 4981  The Post 
Strike Valley Overlook (Locale) Garfield County, UT 3.1 mi. NW 5988  Bitter Creek Divide 
Willow Tanks (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 4876  The Post 
Oyster Shell Reef (Bar) Garfield County, UT 3.8 mi. N 5286  Bitter Creek Divide 
Swap Mesa (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.5 mi. NE 5561  Cave Flat 
Cottonwood Tanks (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. SE 4859  The Post 
Wagon Box Mesa (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 7225  Wagon Box Mesa 


Taxon Links for species Cryptantha tenuis  (Eastw.) Payson

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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