Sporobolus contractus Hitchc.

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.4.e8176

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scientific name

Sporobolus contractus Hitchc.
status

 

Sporobolus contractus Hitchc.  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 264; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; Taxon: scientificName: Sporoboluscontractus Hitchc.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Monocots; order: Poales; family: Poaceae; genus: Sporobolus; specificEpithet: contractus; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: Hitchc.; 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; verbatimCoordinateSystem: 110°47'20"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Saarela, Jeffery M.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 20, 2014; habitat: Rocky sandstone desert; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607501; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 278; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; Taxon: scientificName: Sporoboluscontractus Hitchc.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Monocots; order: Poales; family: Poaceae; genus: Sporobolus; specificEpithet: contractus; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: Hitchc.; 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: 1381 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°25'3.15"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°46'54.59"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Saarela, Jeffery M.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 22, 2014; habitat: Conglomerate sandstone hilltop dominated by Artemisia and Ephedra; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607500; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  

Notes

Common in the desert shrub communities near MDRS (Fig. 43), and typical of sandy soils and salt deserts ( Peterson et al. 2003), this species was previously reported for the nearby San Rafael Swell ( Harris 1983).

Supplemental Files: CAN 607501 (Suppl. material 64), CAN 607500 (Suppl. material 65).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Sporobolus