Eastern Mojave Vegetation Petrified Forest National Park, Apache County, Arizona.
 
Gazetteer

Query: G.N.I.S.

Full Size Image Full Size Image Full Size Image Full Size Image Full Size Image

Named for the petrified trees when the park was created in 1906 to stop vandalism. Lieutenant Lorenzo Sitgreares reported the existence of the petrified trees in 1851 and Lieutant Amiel W. Whipple called the area Lithodendron Park in 1853.

On US Interstate 40, east of Holbrook, Arizona.


Elevation: 5436ft, 1657m.

Articles that refer to this location:

 

Literature Referring To This Location:

  • Ash, S. R. 1987. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. Centennial Field Guide. Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America. 2: 405-410. {TAS-pdf}
  • Post, Douglas M. 1956. Studies in the Gentianaceae: Frasera and Swertia of North America. Ph.D. dissertation. University of California, Berkeley. 1956..

Species collected at or near this location:

Gentianaceae

Frasera albomarginata S. Watson.

Interesting collections made at or near this location:

  • Frasera albomarginata S. Watson
    • Bassett Maguire 12200
    • G. E. Osterhout 6746
    • R. H. Peebles and E. Q. Smith 13965 6/15/1938
If you have a question or a comment you may write to me at: tas4@schweich.com I sometimes post interesting questions in my FAQ, but I never disclose your full name or address.  


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M,
N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z


[Home Page]

Date and time this article was prepared:6:09:27 PM, 10/6/2017.