Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 12125 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sclerocactus parviflorus Clover & Jotter
Common name   small-flowered fishhook cactus
J.G. Harris   4163  
Coll. Date 13 May 2006 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, Little Wedge.
     Elev.: 5576 ft. (1700 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon-juniper community; limestone soils of the Carmel Formation. 
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° 4'  22" N, 110° 50'  35" 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):

     Sclerocactus parviflorus Clover & Jotter

Common Name(s): Small flower fishook cactus, smallflower fishhook cactus.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=19761, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Cactaceae
                                    Genus: Sclerocactus
                                        Species: Sclerocactus parviflorus


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 12125s1.jpg specimen image: 12125c1.jpg specimen image: 12125a1.jpg specimen image: 12125b1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05956s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10447s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
12088 Abronia fragrans      "snowball sand verbena" 314 ft. N
12090 Artemisia frigida      "prairie sagewort" 314 ft. N
12085 Asclepias cryptoceras      "pallid milkweed" 314 ft. N
12151 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" 1086 ft. N
12123 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" same section
12082 Astragalus mollissimus      "woolly milkvetch" 314 ft. N
12081 Astragalus musiniensis      "Ferron milkvetch" 314 ft. N
12092 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 314 ft. N
12084 Boechera selbyi     314 ft. N
12121 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
12093 Cheilanthes feei      "slender lip fern" 314 ft. N
12122 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
12120 Enceliopsis nudicaulis      "nakedstem sunray" same section
12089 Fraxinus anomala      "single-leaf ash" 314 ft. N
12153 Haplopappus spinulosus  var. paradoxus   "Paradox spiny goldenbush" 1086 ft. N
12152 Hymenopappus filifolius  var. cinereus   "common woollywhite" 1086 ft. N
12118 Linum puberulum      "plains flax" same section
12091 Lithospermum incisum      "narrow-leaf stoneseed" 314 ft. N
12154 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" 1086 ft. N
12086 Mahonia fremontii      "Fremont's mahonia" 314 ft. N
12149 Oenothera howardii      "Howard's evening primrose" 1086 ft. N
11986 Penstemon marcusii      "Marcus Jones' beardtongue" same section
12150 Penstemon marcusii      "Marcus Jones' beardtongue" 1086 ft. N
12119 Penstemon pachyphyllus  var. congestus   "thick-leaf beardtongue" same section
12087 Picrothamnus desertorum      "bud sage" 314 ft. N
12083 Schoenocrambe linifolia      "flaxleaf plainsmustard" 314 ft. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Saddle Horse Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 0.9 mi. S   The Blocks 
Little Wedge Plateau (Plain) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. N 5568  Sids Mountain 
McCarty Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.8 mi. SW   The Blocks 
North Salt Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.9 mi. NE   Short Canyon 
Mesquite Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 2.1 mi. SW   The Blocks 
Fuller Bottom (Flat) Emery County, UT 3 mi. N 5259  Sids Mountain 
Fuller Bottom Draw (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. N   Buckhorn Reservoir 
Yellow Seep (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.6 mi. SW 5729  Horn Silver Gulch 
Sand Bench Rim (Cliff) Emery County, UT 3.3 mi. W 5699  Horn Silver Gulch 
Red Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4 mi. N   Horn Silver Gulch 
Cat Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. N   Hadden Holes 
Wedge Pond Number 2 (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. NE 5978  Sids Mountain 
Sand Bench (Bench) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. W 5650  Horn Silver Gulch 
Virgin Spring Canyon (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.7 mi. E   Sids Mountain 
The Red Ledges (Cliff) Emery County, UT 4.9 mi. N 5496  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Sids Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 6457  Sids Mountain 
South Red Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 4.4 mi. NW   Horn Silver Gulch 
Chalk Hills (Summit) Emery County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 5758  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Hendrick Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 4.3 mi. W 5522  Horn Silver Gulch 
The Red Ledges (Ridge) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. W 5653  Horn Silver Gulch 


Taxon Links for species Sclerocactus parviflorus  Clover & Jotter

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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