Sphaeralcea parviflora A. Nelson

Sokoloff, Paul C., Freebury, Colin E., Hamilton, Paul B. & Saarela, Jeffery M., 2016, The " Martian " flora: new collections of vascular plants, lichens, fungi, algae, and cyanobacteria from the Mars Desert Research Station, Utah, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 8176-8176 : 8176

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Sphaeralcea parviflora A. Nelson


Sphaeralcea parviflora A. Nelson


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 294; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Sphaeralceaparviflora A. Nelson; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Malvales; family: Malvaceae; genus: Sphaeralcea; specificEpithet: parviflora; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: A. Nelson; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Approx. 200 m past fork on Cow Dung Road, down eastern fork, 1.9 km northeast of Mars Desert Research Station; verbatimElevation: 1381 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°25'3.2"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°46'29.7"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 23, 2014; habitat: Artemisia-dominated desert scrub; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607482; collectionCode: CAN; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps


This species was previously reported for the nearby San Rafael Swell ( Harris 1983), and is common in desert shrub communities ( Welsh et al. 1993).

Supplemental File: CAN 607482 (Suppl. material 54).