Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13696 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Prunus virginiana L.
Infraspecific    var. melanocarpa (A. Nelson) Sarg.
Common name   black chokecherry
J.G. Harris   4442  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 08 May 2007 
United States
Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, Trout Creek Canyon;
     Elev.: 6691 ft. (2040 m.)
Habitat Notes canyon bottom & streamside. 
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° 45'  2" N, 113° 53'  55" 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):

     Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa (A. Nels.) Sarg.

     Padus melanocarpa (A. Nels.) Shafer
     Padus virginiana ssp. melanocarpa (A. Nels.) W.A. Weber
     Prunus melanocarpa (A. Nels.) Rydb.
     Prunus virginiana ssp. melanocarpa (A. Nels.) Taylor & MacBryde

Common Name(s): black chokecherry, choke cherry.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=529894, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Rosidae
                            Order: Rosales
                                Family: Rosaceae
                                    Genus: Prunus
                                        Species: Prunus virginiana
                                            Variety: Prunus virginiana var. melanocarpa


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13707 Abies bifolia      "Rocky Mountain subalpine fir" same section
13721 Allium bisceptrum      "twincrest wild onion" same section
13760 Alyssum parviflorum  var. micranthum  same section
13688 Alyssum parviflorum  var. micranthum  same section
13698 Amelanchier utahensis  var. utahensis   "Utah serviceberry" same section
13727 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. latiloba   "Louisiana wormwood" same section
13701 Artemisia tridentata      "big sagebrush" same section
13686 Astragalus lentiginosus  var. toyabensis   "Toiyabe Peak freckled milkvetch" same section
13692 Astragalus utahensis      "Utah milkvetch" same section
13695 Berberis repens      "Oregongrape" same section
13736 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 1.5 mi. SW
13703 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" same section
13711 Bromus tectorum      "cheatgrass" same section
13685 Cardaria draba  var. draba   "whitetop" same section
13676 Castilleja chromosa      "common paintbrush" same section
13724 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" same section
13700 Cercocarpus ledifolius  var. intermontanus  same section
13719 Collinsia parviflora      "maiden blue eyed Mary" same section
13691 Comandra umbellata  var. pallida  same section
13715 Cornus sericea  var. sericea   "redosier dogwood" same section
13690 Cryptantha flavoculata      "rough-seeded cat's eye" same section
13720 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" same section
13675 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
13717 Descurainia pinnata  var. glabra  same section
13738 Elaeagnus angustifolia  var. angustifolia   "Russian olive" 1.5 mi. SW
13697 Ephedra viridis      "green ephedra" same section
13678 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" same section
13689 Hackelia patens  var. patens   "spotted stickseed" same section
13723 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" same section
13731 Holodiscus dumosus  var. dumosus   "mountainspray" same section
13710 Juniperus osteosperma      "Utah juniper" same section
13705 Juniperus scopulorum      "Rocky Mountain juniper" same section
13726 Lappula occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western stickseed" same section
13680 Lithospermum ruderale      "western stoneseed" same section
13677 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" same section
13722 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" same section
13687 Lupinus argenteus  var. rubricaulis   "red-stemmed silvery lupine" same section
13718 Microsteris gracilis      "slender phlox" same section
13683 Osmorhiza occidentalis      "western sweetroot" same section
13674 Phlox longifolia      "long-leaf phlox" same section
13706 Pinus monophylla      "single-leaf pinyon pine" same section
13714 Poa bulbosa      "bulbous bluegrass" same section
13713 Poa compressa      "Canada bluegrass" same section
13730 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" same section
13737 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 1.5 mi. SW
13693 Populus tremuloides      "quaking aspen" same section
13708 Pseudotsuga menziesii  var. glauca   "Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir" same section
13716 Ranunculus testiculatus      "bur buttercup" same section
13709 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" same section
13702 Rosa woodsii  var. ultramontana   "Woods' rose" same section
13684 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
13725 Sisymbrium irio      "London rocket" same section
13681 Smilacina stellata      "starry false Solomon's Seal" same section
13682 Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia  var. grossulariifolia   "gooseberry-leaf globemallow" same section
13732 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" same section
13679 Taraxacum officinale      "common dandelion" same section
13733 Thermopsis rhombifolia  var. montana  1.5 mi. SW
13694 Verbascum thapsus      "common mullein" same section
13673 Viola adunca      "hook-spur violet" 1.2 mi. N
13672 Viola nuttallii      "Nuttall's violet" 1.2 mi. N


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Narrows (Gut) Juab County, UT 2 mi. SW 6998  Partoun 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.4 mi. E   Ibapah Peak 
Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3.4 mi. SE   Partoun 
Trough Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4 mi. S 5693  Partoun 
Wood Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.2 mi. S   Partoun 
Red Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 4 mi. N 11497  Ibapah Peak 
West Fork Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Partoun 
North Fork Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3.4 mi. W   Ibapah Peak 
Trout Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 4 mi. SE   Ibapah Peak 
Blue Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4 mi. W 8852  Partoun 
Ibapah Peak (Summit) Juab County, UT 5.5 mi. N 11982  Ibapah Peak 
Queen of Sheba Mine (Mine) Juab County, UT 4.9 mi. NW 9453  Ibapah Peak 
Falkenberg Ranch (Locale) Juab County, UT 4.6 mi. NE 5456  Indian Farm Creek 
Lime Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 5.6 mi. S 5909  Partoun 
Trout Creek (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 5.6 mi. SE 4698  Trout Creek 
Little Red Cedar Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 5.9 mi. SW 6473  Partoun 
Queen of Sheba Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 6.1 mi. NW   Ibapah Peak 
Chicken Springs (Spring) Juab County, UT 6 mi. NW 7723  Ibapah Peak 
Goshute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Juab County, UT 6.5 mi. N 7523  Ibapah Peak 


Taxon Links for species Prunus virginiana  L.

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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