Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 03984 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Xylorhiza tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Greene
Infraspecific    var. tortifolia 
Common name   Mojave woody aster
J.G. Harris   2383  
Coll. Date 30 April 1992 
United States
San Bernardino County
Locality Mojave Desert, Highway 127 (Kelbaker Road), about 15 km SE of Baker;
     Elev.: 984 ft. (300 m.)
Habitat Notes creosote 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 35° 12'  30" N, 115° 52'  30" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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

     Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Greene

     Aplopappus tortifolius Torr. & Gray
     Aster abatus Blake
     Aster goodingii Onno
     Aster mohavensis Coville, non Kuntze
     Aster tortifolius (Torr. & Gray) Gray, non Michx.
     Machaeranthera tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Cronq. & Keck
     Xylorhiza lanceolata Rydb.
     Xylorhiza scopulorum A. Nels.

Common Name(s): Mojave aster, Mojave woodyaster.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=530879, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Xylorhiza
                                        Species: Xylorhiza tortifolia
                                            Variety: Xylorhiza tortifolia var. tortifolia


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 03984s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 02644s1.jpg 
specimen image: 02825s2.jpg 
specimen image: 04982s2.jpg 
specimen image: 06224s5.jpg 
specimen image: 06535s1.jpg 
specimen image: 09412s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10339s1.jpg 
specimen image: 10369s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15868s1.jpg 
specimen image: 15868c1.jpg 
specimen image: 15868b1.jpg 
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04012 Cercidium floridum     same section
03986 Chilopsis linearis      "desert willow" same section
03982 Datura wrightii      "sacred thorn-apple" same section
04041 Delphinium parishii  var. parishii   "Parish's larkspur" same section
03983 Encelia frutescens      "button brittlebush" same section
04080 Eriogonum pusillum      "yellow turbans" same section
03987 Gilia cana  subsp. bernardina   "showy gilia" same section
04043 Krameria erecta      "little-leaf ratany" same section
03981 Langloisia setosissima  subsp. punctata   "Great Basin langloisia" same section
03979 Leptosiphon aureus      "golden linanthus" same section
04039 Linanthus demissus      "desertsnow" same section
03980 Monoptilon bellioides      "Mojave desertstar" same section
12501 Nemacladus capillaris      "common threadplant" same section
04042 Phacelia crenulata  var. crenulata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Black Tank Wash (Stream) San Bernardino County, CA 0.6 mi. S   Cow Cove 
Branningan Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 1.1 mi. SW 2467  Seventeenmile Point 
Seventeenmile Point (Cliff) San Bernardino County, CA 1.1 mi. W 2326  Seventeenmile Point 
Oro Fino Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 1.2 mi. SW 2120  Seventeenmile Point 
Paymaster Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 1.6 mi. W 1978  Seventeenmile Point 
Tank Seven (Reservoir) San Bernardino County, CA 1.9 mi. SE 2448  Indian Spring 
Indian Creek (Stream) San Bernardino County, CA 2.5 mi. NW   Indian Spring 
Tank Nine (Reservoir) San Bernardino County, CA 2.5 mi. W 1663  Seventeenmile Point 
Rainy Day Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 3 mi. SE 2795  Indian Spring 
Indian Spring (Spring) San Bernardino County, CA 3.5 mi. NE 2907  Indian Spring 
Willow Wash (Stream) San Bernardino County, CA 4.3 mi. NW   Marl Mountains 
Cane Spring (Spring) San Bernardino County, CA 4.8 mi. NE 3248  Indian Spring 


Taxon Links for species Xylorhiza tortifolia  (Torr. & Gray) Greene

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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