Eastern Mojave Vegetation Beclabito, San Juan County, New Mexico.

Query: G.N.I.S.

Populated Place.

A Navajo name reportedly meaning 'water underneath.

On the N side of Beclabito Wash 31 km (19 mi) NW of Shiprock.

Also known as: Biltabito, Bitlabito, Beclabata, Beklabito, Biclabito, and Bitl'aabito.

Swertia albomarginata has been collected near Beclabito on silty-clay soils of Dakota Sandstone.

Landis, et al. (1973) appears to be a major reference for the Dakota Sandstone.

Elevation: 5574ft, 1699m.

Articles that refer to this location:

  • Autecology of Desert Elkweed Frasera albomarginata S. Watson (Syn: Swertia a.) Gentianaceae in the American Southwest: in New Mexico
  • US Highway 64: at Beclabito

Literature Referring To This Location:

Species collected at or near this location.

This list summarizes plants collected or observed at this specific, named location. It does not include plants collected or observed at nearby named or unnamed locations. It may be more instructive to use the Area Lists that contain this location.

  • TAS – The plant was collected by Tom Schweich.
  • Oth – The plant was collected by someone, but not Tom.
  • Obs – The plant was observed, but not collected.


Frasera albomarginata S. Watson. (Oth)

Total number of taxa: 1
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Date and time this article was prepared:8:15:17 AM, 7/13/2024.