Kali tragus (L.) Scop.

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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Kali tragus (L.) Scop.


Kali tragus (L.) Scop.  


This species was observed and photographed on a sandstone outcrop approximately 1 km northeast of MDRS on September 20, 2015 (Fig. 25), however this plant was not collected due to time and equipment constraints. Common on sandy plateaus and Guterriezia   - Bromus   dominated scrub near MDRS, this species is a noxious weed found throughout the southwestern United States ( Welsh et al. 1993). This species was previously reported for the nearby San Rafael Swell ( Harris 1983) as Salsola iberica   Sennen & Pau, which was later synonymized under Salsola tragus   L. ( Mosyakin 2003). Further phylogenetic work has transferred this species to the genus Kali   ( Akhani et al. 2007), now placed in the expanded Amaranthaceae   ( APG III 2009)