Astragalus amphioxys A. Gray

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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Astragalus amphioxys A. Gray
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Astragalus amphioxys A. Gray  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 276; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Astragalusamphioxys A. Gray; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Fabales; family: Fabaceae; genus: Astragalus; specificEpithet: amphioxys; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: A. Gray; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: "Comm check" hill, 1.7 km northeast of Mars Desert Research Station, just west of Cow Dung Road; verbatimElevation: 1371 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°25'3.15"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°46'54.59"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 22, 2014; habitat: Conglomerate sandstone hilltop dominated by Artemisia and Ephedra; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607473; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 292; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Astragalusamphioxys A. Gray; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Fabales; family: Fabaceae; genus: Astragalus; specificEpithet: amphioxys; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: A. Gray; 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 607474; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  

Notes

This species was common on sandy soil in Atriplex-Ephedra   communities due north of MDRS (Fig. 35). Harris (1983) reported two varieties of this species from the nearby San Rafael Swell: Astragalus amphioxys var. amphioxys   and Astragalus amphioxys var. vespertinus   (E. Sheld.) M.E. Jones. Both varieties are recognized in Barneby (1964) and Welsh (2006), which follow a nearly identical taxonomy, however we were unable to determine these collections to variety as the plants were neither flowering nor fruiting.

Supplemental Files: CAN 607473 (Suppl. material 48), CAN 607474 (Suppl. material 49).