Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 10979 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britton & Rose
Common name   common foxtail cactus
J.G. Harris   3859  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 18 June 2005 
United States
Tooele County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, footslopes near the mouth of Chokecherry Canyon;
     Elev.: 5287 ft. (1612 m.)
Habitat Notes Sarcobatus-Tetradymia 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 39° 59'  36" N, 113° 48'  21" 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.
Specimen Notes [=Escobaria vivipara var. arizonica, J.A. Alexander, October 2010]. 


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

     Escobaria vivipara var. vivipara (Nutt.) Buxbaum

     Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britt. & Rose
     Mammillaria vivipara (Nutt.) Haw.
     Mammillaria vivipara var. borealis Engelm.

Common Name(s): pink pincushioncactus, spinystar, spinystar cactus.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528100, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Cactaceae
                                    Genus: Escobaria
                                        Species: Escobaria vivipara
                                            Variety: Escobaria vivipara var. vivipara


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 10979f1.jpg specimen image: 10979s3.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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specimen image: 06131s3.jpg 
specimen image: 08645s2.jpg 
specimen image: 09943s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10606s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10966s3.jpg 
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specimen image: 11114s2.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
10978 Echinocereus engelmannii  var. chrysocentrus   "Engelmann's hedgehog cactus" same section
10980 Tetradymia glabrata      "little-leaf horsebrush" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Chokecherry Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2114 ft. SW   Goshute 
North Pass Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. N   Ibapah 
Pole Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.5 mi. SW   Goshute 
Sheep Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.6 mi. NE   Ibapah 
Eightmile Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 1.5 mi. E 4882  Goshute Canyon 
Hardscrabble Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 1.7 mi. SE   Goshute 
Cabin Gulch (Valley) Tooele County, UT 2.4 mi. N   Clifton 
Willow Spring (Spring) Tooele County, UT 2.7 mi. W 6427  Clifton 
Canyon Station (Locale) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. N 5496  Clifton 
Reilly Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.7 mi. S   Goshute 
Abercrombie Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 3.2 mi. W 8045  Clifton 
Sixmile Ranch (Locale) Tooele County, UT 3.5 mi. SE 4521  Goshute Canyon 
Overland Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Clifton 
Eagles Nest Mine (Mine) Tooele County, UT 4.1 mi. S 7796  Goshute Canyon 
Bagley Gulch (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4 mi. N   Clifton 
Lamb Gulch (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Ibapah 
Dry Canyon (Valley) Tooele County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Ibapah 
Blood Mountain (Summit) Tooele County, UT 4.4 mi. N 6342  Clifton 
Young Peak (Summit) Tooele County, UT 3.6 mi. NW 7825  Clifton 
Barney Reevey Gulch (Valley) Tooele County, UT 4.9 mi. N   Clifton 


Taxon Links for species Coryphantha vivipara  (Nutt.) Britton & Rose

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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