Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11482 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Malacothrix glabrata (A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) A. Gray
Common name   smooth desert-dandelion
Donna M. Barnes   4934  
Coll. Date 26 April 2006 
United States
Washington County
Locality north-south running dirt road E of Beaver Dam Wash, to Motoqua, [Jackson Well Road, ca. 2.5 road miles S of the junction with Motoqua Road];
     Elev.: 3822 ft. (1165 m.)
Habitat Notes Joshua tree forest; gravelly soil; 
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° 16'  22" N, 113° 57'  15" 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 2004 burn area. 


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

     Malacothrix glabrata (Gray ex D.C. Eat.) Gray

     Malacothrix californica var. glabrata Gray ex D.C. Eat.

Common Name(s): smooth desert dandelion, smooth desertdandelion.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=38050, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14475 Ambrosia eriocentra      "woolly bur-sage" 1.7 mi. NE
11506 Amsinckia tessellata      "bristly fiddleneck" 1.2 mi. N
11502 Anemone tuberosa      "desert windflower" 1.2 mi. N
11503 Calycoseris parryi      "yellow tackstem" 1.2 mi. N
11512 Calyptridium monandrum     1.2 mi. N
11511 Calyptridium monandrum     1.2 mi. N
11488 Centrostegia thurberi      "Thurber's spineflower" same section
11510 Centrostegia thurberi      "Thurber's spineflower" 1.2 mi. N
11505 Chorizanthe brevicornu  var. brevicornu   "brittle spineflower" 1.2 mi. N
11497 Cryptantha barbigera      "bearded forget-me-not" same section
11496 Cryptantha micrantha      "purple-rooted forget-me-not" same section
11490 Cryptantha pterocarya  var. pterocarya   "winged-nut forget-me-not" same section
11509 Delphinium parishii  var. parishii   "Parish's larkspur" 1.2 mi. N
11486 Eriastrum diffusum      "miniature woollystar" same section
14473 Eriogonum fasciculatum      "Eastern Mojave wild buckwheat" 1.7 mi. E
11494 Eriogonum maculatum      "spotted wild buckwheat" same section
11480 Eriogonum nidularium      "birdnest wild buckwheat" same section
11513 Eriogonum pusillum      "yellow turbans" 1.2 mi. N
11487 Eriophyllum wallacei      "Wallace's easter bonnets" same section
11489 Gilia brecciarum  subsp. brecciarum   "Nevada gilia" same section
11504 Gilia sinuata      "rosy gilia" 1.2 mi. N
11516 Ipomopsis polycladon      "spreading gilia" 1.2 mi. N
11517 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. setosissima   "Great Basin langloisia" 1.2 mi. N
11493 Lupinus sparsiflorus      "Coulter's lupine" same section
11507 Malacothrix clevelandii  var. stebbinsii   "Stebbins' desert-dandelion" 1.2 mi. N
11508 Mentzelia albicaulis      "whitestem blazingstar" 1.2 mi. N
11483 Oenothera primiveris  var. bufonis  same section
11495 Pectocarya setosa      "bristly combseed" same section
11485 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" same section
11514 Phacelia fremontii      "Fremont's scorpionweed" 1.2 mi. N
11515 Plagiobothrys arizonicus      "Arizona popcornflower" 1.2 mi. N
11484 Plantago insularis      "desert plantain" same section
11491 Salvia columbariae      "chia" same section
11481 Schismus barbatus      "Mediterranean grass" same section
11492 Silene antirrhina      "sleepy silene" same section
08260 Yucca brevifolia      "Joshua tree" 1.2 mi. SE


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Red Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 3957  Motoqua 
Red Hollow (Valley) Juab County, UT 2 mi. S   Motoqua 
Bentley Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 1.9 mi. W   Motoqua 
Red Hollow Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. NE 4062  Motoqua 
Bentley Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. W 3409  Motoqua 
Mormon Range (Range) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. N 3694  Motoqua 
Motoqua (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.3 mi. NW 3481  Motoqua 
Jackson Wash (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.8 mi. SW   Gunlock 
East Fork Beaver Dam Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. NW   Maple Ridge 
Nordin Ranch (Locale) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. N 3822  Motoqua 
Jackson Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. E 3963  Motoqua 
Jackson Well (Well) Washington County, UT 4.3 mi. SW 3133  West Mountain Peak 
East Bunker Peak Wash (Stream) Lincoln County, NV 4.7 mi. N   Docs Pass 
East Bunker Peak Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.7 mi. N   Bunker Peak 
Jackson Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4.1 mi. E 3963  Motoqua 
Dodge Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. NW 3973  Dodge Spring 
Scarecrow Peak (Summit) Washington County, UT 5.1 mi. SW 4400  Scarecrow Peak 
Square Top Mountain (Summit) Washington County, UT 6.2 mi. NE 6989  Motoqua 


Taxon Links for species Malacothrix glabrata  (A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) 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

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