Lepidium montanum Nutt.

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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Lepidium montanum Nutt.
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Lepidium montanum Nutt.  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 261; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Lepidiummontanum Nutt.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Brassicales; family: Brassicaceae; genus: Lepidium; specificEpithet: montanum; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: Nutt.; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Vicinity of the Mars Desert Research Station, Hanksville, Utah, 500 m radius of "hab"; verbatimElevation: 1371 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°24'23.2"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°47'31.1"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 17, 2014; habitat: Sandy washes and outcrops surrounding MDRS; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607467; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 263; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Lepidiummontanum Nutt.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Brassicales; family: Brassicaceae; genus: Lepidium; specificEpithet: montanum; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: Nutt.; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Dry streambed approx 500 m northeast of Mars Desert Research Station "hab"; verbatimElevation: 1371 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°24'27.7"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°47'20"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 20, 2014; habitat: Rocky sandstone desert; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607471; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  

Notes

This species was commonly encountered in the sandy washes immediately surrounding MDRS (Fig. 31). Widely variable across its range, Welsh et al. (1993) report nine named varieties in Utah, and Harris (1983) reports L. montanum var. jonesii   (Rydb.) C.L. Hitch. from the nearby San Rafael Swell. Al-Shebaz and Gaskin (2010) subsume these varieties into L. montanum   sensu lato pending a thorough study of infraspecific delimitation; we follow their treatment here.

Supplemental Files: CAN 607467 (Suppl. material 41), CAN 607471 (Suppl. material 42).