Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 13749 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britton & Rose
Common name   common foxtail cactus
J.G. Harris   4495  
   with M.W. Harris
Coll. Date 09 May 2007 
United States
Juab County
Locality Deep Creek Mountains, Birch Creek Canyon, rocky ledges near canyon mouth;
     Elev.: 6298 ft. (1920 m.)
Habitat Notes dry quartzite ledges. 
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° 43'  20" N, 113° 54'  33" 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. Alexander, Oct. 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):
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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.
13721 Allium bisceptrum      "twincrest wild onion" 1.7 mi. N
13752 Arctium minus      "lesser burdock" 128 ft. SE
13727 Artemisia ludoviciana  var. latiloba   "Louisiana wormwood" 1.7 mi. N
13755 Berberis repens      "Oregongrape" 128 ft. SE
13750 Betula occidentalis      "water birch" 128 ft. SE
13724 Caulanthus crassicaulis  var. crassicaulis   "thickstem wild cabbage" 1.7 mi. N
13720 Cystopteris fragilis      "brittle bladder fern" 1.7 mi. N
13747 Delphinium nuttallianum      "meadow larkspur" same section
13129 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" same section
13128 Draba kassii      "Kass' whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. E
13126 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" 1.2 mi. E
13122 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" same section
13121 Draba pennellii      "Pennell's whitlow-cress" same section
13127 Hackelia ibapensis      "Ibapah tickweed" same section
13119 Hackelia ibapensis      "Ibapah tickweed" 1.2 mi. E
13723 Heuchera rubescens      "pink alumroot" 1.7 mi. N
13731 Holodiscus dumosus  var. dumosus   "mountainspray" 1.7 mi. N
13726 Lappula occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western stickseed" 1.7 mi. N
13722 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" 1.7 mi. N
13748 Lomatium grayi  var. depauperatum   "stunted biscuitroot" same section
13745 Oenothera cespitosa  var. cespitosa   "tufted evening primrose" same section
13730 Poa fendleriana  var. longiligula   "muttongrass" 1.7 mi. N
13754 Populus angustifolia      "narrow-leaf cottonwood" 128 ft. SE
13753 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" 128 ft. SE
13746 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
13725 Sisymbrium irio      "London rocket" 1.7 mi. N
13732 Stenotus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.7 mi. N
13751 Urtica dioica  var. occidentalis  128 ft. SE


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 0.8 mi. NW 6998  Partoun 
Trough Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 2 mi. S 5693  Partoun 
Wood Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 2.1 mi. S   Partoun 
Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 2.6 mi. SE   Partoun 
Lime Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 3.5 mi. S 5909  Partoun 
West Fork Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3 mi. W   Partoun 
North Fork Birch Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 3 mi. W   Ibapah Peak 
Lime Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. S 5250  Partoun 
Horse Canyon (Valley) Juab County, UT 3.9 mi. NE   Ibapah Peak 
Blue Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 3.6 mi. W 8852  Partoun 
Little Red Cedar Spring (Spring) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. SW 6473  Partoun 
Trout Creek (Stream) Juab County, UT 4.1 mi. E   Ibapah Peak 
West Desert School (School) Juab County, UT 5.5 mi. S 4800  Partoun 
Partoun (Populated Place) Juab County, UT 5.6 mi. S 4797  Partoun 
Red Mountain (Summit) Juab County, UT 5.6 mi. N 11497  Ibapah Peak 
Little Valley Wash (Valley) Juab County, UT 4.8 mi. SW   Topaz Mountain East 
Mile Pond (Lake) Juab County, UT 5.2 mi. SE 4698  Trout Creek 


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

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