Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10249 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Nama demissum A. Gray
Common name   purplemat
Donna M. Barnes   4193  
Coll. Date 18 April 2005 
United States
Washington County
Locality south road W to Beaver Dam Wash, ca 3 miles along rd, [Welcome Creek Wash, along a dirt road ca. 3 road miles W of the junction of Old Highway 91, SW of Castle Cliff];
     Elev.: 3173 ft. (967 m.)
Habitat Notes warm desert shrub-Joshua tree community; rocky soil of dry wash. 
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° 3'  5" N, 113° 56'  13" W
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.


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

     Nama demissum Gray

Common Name(s): leafy nama, purple mat, purplemat.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=31411, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Solanales
                                Family: Hydrophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Nama
                                        Species: Nama demissum


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10249s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04195s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10306s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14506 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" 2.2 mi. N
14502 Amphipappus fremontii  var. spinosus   "Fremont's chaffbush" 2.2 mi. N
14507 Atriplex canescens  var. canescens   "four-winged saltbush" 2.2 mi. N
14503 Baccharis sergiloides      "desert seep-willow" 2.2 mi. N
10323 Brickellia atractyloides      "spearleaf brickellbush" 2.3 mi. N
10336 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" 2.3 mi. N
10326 Chaenactis macrantha      "showy dusty-maiden" 2.3 mi. N
10333 Cheilanthes parryi      "Parry's lip fern" 2.3 mi. N
10250 Dasyochloa pulchella      "desert fluffgrass" same section
10337 Ephedra viridis      "green ephedra" 2.3 mi. N
10329 Galium proliferum      "limestone bedstraw" 2.3 mi. N
10338 Gaura coccinea      "scarlet beeblossom" 2.3 mi. N
10324 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" 2.3 mi. N
14505 Lycium andersonii      "Anderson's desert-thorn" 2.2 mi. N
10325 Mimulus parryi      "annual redspot monkeyflower" 2.3 mi. N
10332 Nemacladus glanduliferus      "glandular threadplant" 2.3 mi. N
10327 Oenothera primiveris  var. bufonis  2.3 mi. N
10335 Parietaria pensylvanica      "Pennsylvania pellitory" 2.3 mi. N
10248 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
10334 Phacelia rotundifolia      "round-leaf scorpionweed" 2.3 mi. N
10251 Physaria rectipes      "straight bladderpod" same section
10330 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" 2.3 mi. N
10340 Purshia mexicana  var. stansburyana   "Stansbury's cliffrose" 2.3 mi. N
18099 Salazaria mexicana      "Mexican bladdersage" 2.1 mi. N
10331 Silene antirrhina      "sleepy silene" 2.3 mi. N
10328 Vicia ludoviciana      "Louisiana vetch" 2.3 mi. N
14499 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 2.3 mi. N
10339 Xylorhiza tortifolia  var. tortifolia   "Mojave woody aster" 2.3 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Joshua Tree Natural Area (Reserve) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 3140  Castle Cliff 
Welcome Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 4544  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 2.9 mi. E 4055  Castle Cliff 
Castle Cliff (Cliff) Washington County, UT 3 mi. E 3862  Castle Cliff 
Middle Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. N 4728  Castle Cliff 
Summit Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. NE   Castle Cliff 
Reber Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5 mi. N 4242  Castle Cliff 
Bulldog Knolls (Range) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. SE 3373  Jarvis Peak 
Bulldog Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. SE   Jarvis Peak 
Tabeau Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. SE 4341  Jarvis Peak 
Summit Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 4600  Jarvis Peak 
Sam Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 5.4 mi. N 4685  West Mountain Peak 
Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.9 mi. SW   Docs Pass 
Welcome Creek (Stream) Mohave County, AZ 5.9 mi. SW   West Mountain Peak 
Mormon Well (Well) Mohave County, AZ 5.9 mi. SW 2136  Littlefield 


Taxon Links for species Nama demissum  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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