Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 01065 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Ephedra viridis Coville
Infraspecific    var. viscida (Cutler) L.D. Benson
Common name   Cutler's ephedra
J.G. Harris   2278  
Coll. Date 28 May 1990 
United States
Emery County
Locality San Rafael Swell, W slopes of Cedar Mtn, ca. 1 km E of Buckhorn Reservoir; along a wash.
     Elev.: 6002 ft. (1830 m.)
Habitat Notes pinyon-juniper community; sandy soil along a wash, Buckhorn Conglomerate 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° 14'  6" N, 110° 47'  40" W
Township Range T18S, R10E, Sec. 27  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


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

     Ephedra cutleri Peebles

     Ephedra coryi var. viscida Cutler
     Ephedra viridis var. viscida (Cutler) L. Benson

Common Name(s): Cutler Mormon tea, Cutler mormontea, Cutler's ephedra, Cutler's jointfir.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=508106, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Gnetophyta
                    Class: Gnetopsida
                        Order: Ephedrales
                            Family: Ephedraceae
                                Genus: Ephedra
                                    Species: Ephedra cutleri


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.
00998 Achnatherum aridum      "Mormon needlegrass" same section
00995 Achnatherum hymenoides      "Indian ricegrass" same section
01059 Amelanchier utahensis      "Utah serviceberry" same section
00962 Apocynum sibiricum      "Indian-hemp" same section
00988 Astragalus coltonii  var. coltonii   "Colton's milkvetch" same section
00987 Astragalus convallarius      "lesser rushy milkvetch" same section
00986 Astragalus flavus  var. argillosus  same section
00984 Astragalus moencoppensis      "Moenkopi milkvetch" same section
00963 Atriplex confertifolia      "shadscale saltbush" same section
01058 Castilleja linariifolia      "Wyoming Indian paintbrush" same section
01060 Chaetopappa ericoides      "rose-heath" same section
00993 Cryptantha humilis      "round-spiked cat's eye" same section
00992 Elymus elymoides  subsp. elymoides   "common squirreltail" same section
00997 Elymus lanceolatus  subsp. lanceolatus   "thickspike wheatgrass" same section
01001 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woolly grass" same section
01061 Halogeton glomeratus      "saltlover" same section
00985 Hedysarum boreale  var. boreale   "Utah sweetvetch" same section
01064 Hilaria jamesii      "James' galleta" same section
00996 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" same section
00990 Lepidium montanum  var. jonesii   "Jones' pepperwort" same section
00994 Machaeranthera grindelioides  var. grindelioides   "gumweed tansy aster" same section
01002 Opuntia fragilis      "brittle pricklypear" same section
01056 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
01000 Picrothamnus desertorum      "bud sage" same section
01062 Plantago patagonica      "Patagonia plantain" same section
00991 Platyschkuhria integrifolia  var. desertorum   "desert basin-daisy" same section
01063 Sarcobatus vermiculatus      "greasewood" same section
01055 Senecio multilobatus      "lobeleaf groundsel" same section
00999 Sporobolus cryptandrus      "sand dropseed" same section
01057 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Buckhorn Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 5801  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Buckhorn Dam (Dam) Emery County, UT 1.1 mi. NW 5801  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Bull Hollow Wash (Valley) Emery County, UT 1.2 mi. NW   Cleveland 
Buckhorn Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 1.4 mi. NW 5784  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Jim Wilson Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.4 mi. SE 5758  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Job Corps Pond (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. S 5653  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Little Cedar Mountain (Summit) Emery County, UT 2.8 mi. S 6267  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Hadden Pit (Lake) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 5814  Cleveland 
Hadden Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.7 mi. NW 5814  Cleveland 
Bull Hollow Corral (Locale) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. N 5962  Cleveland 
Bull Hollow Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3 mi. NE 6030  Cleveland 
Greasewood Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. N 5935  Cleveland 
J J Reservoir (Reservoir) Emery County, UT 2.6 mi. W 5765  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Guymon Pond (Lake) Emery County, UT 3.1 mi. SW 5712  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Bull Hollow (Valley) Emery County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Bob Hill Knoll 
Right Fork Bull Hollow (Valley) Emery County, UT 3 mi. NE   Buckhorn Reservoir 
Staker Spring (Spring) Emery County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 6382  Cow Flats 
Buckhorn Well (Well) Emery County, UT 4.2 mi. S 5620  Buckhorn Reservoir 
White Rocks (Pillar) Emery County, UT 3.8 mi. SW 5686  Buckhorn Reservoir 
Buckhorn Flat (Flat) Emery County, UT 4 mi. SE 5624  Buckhorn Reservoir 


Taxon Links for species Ephedra viridis  Coville

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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