Euphorbia fendleri Torr. & 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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Euphorbia fendleri Torr. & A. Gray


Euphorbia fendleri Torr. & A. Gray


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 279; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; Taxon: scientificName: Euphorbiafendleri Torr. & A. Gray; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Malpighiales; family: Euphorbiaceae; genus: Euphorbia; specificEpithet: fendleri; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: Torr. & 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 607464; collectionCode: CAN; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps


Widespread throughout Utah (Welsh et al. 1993); a sometimes-used combination exists for this species in Chamaesyce ( Chamaesyce fendleri (Torr. & A. Gray) Small), however molecular evidence firmly places this species within Euphorbia ( Yang and Berry 2011). This species was previously reported for the nearby San Rafael Swell (Harris 1983).

Supplemental File: CAN 607464 (Suppl. material 47).