Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frem .) S. Watson

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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Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frem .) S. Watson


Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frem.) S. Watson  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 313; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Atriplexconfertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Watson; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Caryophyllales; family: Amaranthaceae; genus: Atriplex; specificEpithet: confertifolia; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: (Torr. & Frém.) S. Watson; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Sandstone plateau immediately southwest of Mars Desert Research Station, alongside ATV trail; verbatimElevation: 1412 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°24'22.4"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°47'40.3"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 24, 2014; habitat: Dry conglomerate sandstone; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607477; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  


Common on dry saline soils ( Welsh 2003), Atriplex confertifolia   was abundant along a seasonally wet streambed north of MDRS. This widely distributed species readily hybridizes with other congeneric taxa, including Atriplex corrugata   and A. gardneri   ( Stutz 1978), both of which are found in the study area. This species is known from the nearby San Rafael Swell ( Harris 1983).

Supplemental File: CAN 607477 (Suppl. material 22).