Astragalus lentiginosus Douglas

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 lentiginosus Douglas


Astragalus lentiginosus Douglas  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 299; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Astragaluslentiginosus Douglas; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Fabales; family: Fabaceae; genus: Astragalus; specificEpithet: lentiginosus; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: Douglas; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Roadside along ATV trail 2 km northeast of Mars Desert Research Station; verbatimElevation: 1348 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°24'53.8"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°46'18"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 23, 2014; habitat: Dry sandy streambed, grass-dominated community; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607475; collectionCode: CAN; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  


This species was only encountered once in the MDRS vicinity, due northwest of MDRS (Fig. 36). Harris (1983) reported two varieties of this species from the nearby San Rafael Swell: Astragalus lentiginosus var. araneosus   (E. Sheld.) Barneby and Astragalus lentiginosus var. palans   (M.E. Jones) M.E. Jones. Both of these varieties are accepted in both Barneby (1964) and Welsh (2006) however, we were unable to determine our collection to variety as this specimen was vegetative.

Supplemental File: CAN 607475 (Suppl. material 51).