Abstract Detail

Floristics & Taxonomy

Valles, Kristian [1].

A New Flora for Northern Utah.

The Flora of Northern Utah has been a vital tool in teaching students the region’s vascular plants. The area covered encompasses diverse ecosystems, ranging from desert shrublands to high alpine. It was originally published by in 1989 by Richard J. Shaw with a second edition being printed in 1993 but, with the extensive amount of taxonomic and floristic research that has been completed since then, a new regional flora is needed. The new flora differs from Shaw’s in the omitting the Uintas and Uinta Basin due to being well covered by Sherel Goodrich’s Uinta Flora. The revised range includes Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Morgan, Rich, and Salt Lake counties, plus a portion of Summit county. The total areas involved is approximately 11,000 square miles. Specimen records are being entered into SEINet via the intermountainbiota portal and being deposited at The Intermountain Herbarium and The Weber State University Herbarium. Based on information already in SEINet, there are 164 vascular plant families, 925 genera, and 3281 species in the region. The number of species included in the final treatment will be lower because it is not planned to include species known only in cultivation. Treatments in the family Violaceae and multiple genera are complete and will be uploaded to KeyBase and linked to taxon pages generated in SEINet. This will ensure speedy dissemination, increase access, and make providing updates to reflect more research simple.

1 - 7560 South Hwy 89, Willard, UT, 84340, United States


Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Floristics & Taxonomy Posters
Location: Virtual/Virtual
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM Time and date to be determined
Number: PFT006
Abstract ID:709
Candidate for Awards:None

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