Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10627 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Psilostrophe sparsiflora (A. Gray) A. Nelson
Common name   greenstem paperflower
R. Van Buren   1064  
   with J. Cooper
Coll. Date 02 August 2005 
United States
Garfield County
Locality eastern base of Durffey Mesa, W side of the Burr Trail, ca 4.5 miles SE of Boulder;
     Elev.: 5833 ft. (1778 m.)
Habitat Notes on a slope; 
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'  24.63" N, 111° 22'  42.66" 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.
Voucher Voucher for "Woody Plants of Utah" by R. Van Buren, K.T. Harper, J. Cooper 
Specimen Notes Journal Code: L24S1. 


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

     Psilostrophe sparsiflora (Gray) A. Nels.

     Riddellia tagetina var. sparsiflora Gray

Common Name(s): greenstem paperflower.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38315, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Psilostrophe
                                        Species: Psilostrophe sparsiflora


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10627s4.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02641s2.jpg 
specimen image: 02754s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03271s2.jpg 
specimen image: 03775s3.jpg 
specimen image: 06102s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08242s2.jpg 
specimen image: 08522s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09503s2.jpg 
specimen image: 13601s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14364 Ephedra viridis  var. viscida   "Cutler's ephedra" same section
14365 Salix gooddingii      "Goodding's willow" 277 ft. NE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Durffey Mesa (Summit) Garfield County, UT 1.1 mi. W 6614  Calf Creek 
Deer Creek Campground (Locale) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. E 5814  King Bench 
Hot Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.5 mi. NE   Steep Creek Bench 
Deer Creek Recreation Area (Area) Garfield County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 5650  King Bench 
Cottonwood Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.1 mi. N   Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Dry Hollow (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. SW   Boulder Town 
Slickrock Canyon (Valley) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. N   Steep Creek Bench 
The Hogback (Ridge) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. SW 6313  Calf Creek 
Sugarloaf (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. N 6828  Boulder Town 
Lower Calf Creek Falls (Falls) Garfield County, UT 3 mi. SW 5607  Calf Creek 
Boynton Lookout (Locale) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. S 5909  Calf Creek 
Thompson Ledge (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. NW 6628  Boulder Town 
Anasazi Historical Site (Park) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. N 6585  Boulder Town 
New Home Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 3.6 mi. W 6555  Calf Creek 
Haymaker Bench (Bench) Garfield County, UT 4.4 mi. S 5958  Calf Creek 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Garfield County, UT 4.1 mi. N 6654  Boulder Town 
Boulder Post Office (Post Office) Garfield County, UT 4.2 mi. N 6683  Boulder Town 
Steep Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Lower Bowns Reservoir 
Baker Wash (Valley) Garfield County, UT 3.9 mi. NW   Boulder Town 
Boulder Town (Populated Place) Garfield County, UT 4.3 mi. N 6700  Boulder Town 


Taxon Links for species Psilostrophe sparsiflora  (A. Gray) A. Nelson

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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