Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05956 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Sclerocactus parviflorus Clover & Jotter
Common name   small-flowered fishhook cactus
D.M. Barnes   1138  
   with K.T. Harper, R. Jolley
Coll. Date 10 May 2001 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Sawmill Basin Road, in the vicinity of a ranch, S of Adams Butte, ca. 5 air miles N of Bull Mountain;
     Elev.: 4997 ft. (1523 m.)
Habitat Notes desert shrub community; silty soil. 
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 38° 14'  10" N, 110° 44'  20" W
Township Range T30S, R11E, Sec. 5  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


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: 05956s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 10447s1.jpg 
specimen image: 12125b1.jpg 
specimen image: 12125a1.jpg 
specimen image: 12125c1.jpg 
specimen image: 12125s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
05968 Aliciella triodon      "coyote gilia" same section
05971 Astragalus amphioxys  var. amphioxys   "crescent milkvetch" same section
05973 Astragalus episcopus      "Bishop's milkvetch" same section
05976 Atriplex argentea      "silverscale saltbush" same section
05966 Atriplex gardneri  var. cuneata  same section
05970 Atriplex gardneri  var. cuneata  same section
05969 Calochortus aureus      "golden mariposa lily" same section
05957 Chaenactis stevioides      "desert pincushion" same section
05965 Cymopterus acaulis  var. higginsii   "Higgins' spring parsley" same section
05978 Erigeron pumilus  var. concinnus   "western shaggy fleabane" same section
05979 Eriogonum fusiforme      "Grand Valley desert trumpet" same section
05974 Halogeton glomeratus      "saltlover" same section
05963 Kochia americana     same section
05977 Lappula occidentalis  var. occidentalis   "western stickseed" same section
05982 Lupinus pusillus  var. pusillus   "rusty lupine" same section
06146 Malacothrix torreyi      "Torrey's desert-dandelion" same section
06141 Monolepis nuttalliana      "Nuttall's povertyweed" same section
06348 Phacelia crenulata  var. corrugata   "notch-leaf scorpionweed" same section
05958 Picrothamnus desertorum      "bud sage" same section
05975 Sporobolus cryptandrus      "sand dropseed" same section
05972 Thelesperma subnudum  var. subnudum   "Navajo tea greenthread" same section
05980 Wyethia scabra      "rough mule's ears" same section
05981 Yucca harrimaniae  var. harrimaniae   "Spanish bayonet" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Adams Butte (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1504 ft. N 5049  Bull Mountain 
Fairview Ranch (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1.4 mi. S 5197  Bull Mountain 
McClellan Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.7 mi. SW   Dry Lakes Peak 
White Point (Summit) Wayne County, UT 2.2 mi. N 4813  Hanksville 
Side Hill Springs (Spring) Wayne County, UT 2.5 mi. SW 5276  Dry Lakes Peak 
Little Meadow (Basin) Wayne County, UT 3.7 mi. S 5686  Dry Lakes Peak 
Dugout Bench (Bench) Wayne County, UT 3.5 mi. SW 5637  Dry Lakes Peak 
Dugout Bench Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 3.4 mi. SW 5574  Dry Lakes Peak 
Blue Knoll (Summit) Wayne County, UT 4.1 mi. SE 5220  Bull Mountain 
Blue Knoll (Summit) Wayne County, UT 4.4 mi. NE 4633  Hanksville 
Birch Spring (Spring) Wayne County, UT 5 mi. SW 6309  Dry Lakes Peak 
Penitentiary Point (Cliff) Wayne County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 4879  Hanksville 
Penitentiary Point (Cliff) Wayne County, UT 4.7 mi. NE 4853  Hanksville 
Granite Ranch (Locale) Wayne County, UT 5.6 mi. SE 5109  Bull Mountain 
Granite Creek (Stream) Garfield County, UT 5.5 mi. SE   Mount Ellen 
Cow Wash (Valley) Wayne County, UT 5.8 mi. NE   Bull Mountain 
Jet Basin (Basin) Wayne County, UT 5.3 mi. SW 5857  Dry Lakes Peak 
The Narrows (Gap) Wayne County, UT 5.8 mi. SW 6841  Dry Lakes Peak 
Beef Hollow Reservoir (Reservoir) Wayne County, UT 5.6 mi. NE 4603  Hanksville 
Dry Lakes Area (Flat) Wayne County, UT 6.4 mi. SW 7435  Dry Lakes Peak 


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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