Atriplex gardneri var. cuneata (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh

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 gardneri var. cuneata (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh
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Atriplex gardneri var. cuneata (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 256; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Atriplexgardneri(Moq.)D. Dietr.var.cuneata (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Caryophyllales; family: Amaranthaceae; genus: Atriplex; specificEpithet: gardneri; infraspecificEpithet: cuneata; taxonRank: Variety; scientificNameAuthorship: (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh; 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 607507; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 259; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Atriplexgardneri(Moq.)D. Dietr.var.cuneata (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Caryophyllales; family: Amaranthaceae; genus: Atriplex; specificEpithet: gardneri; infraspecificEpithet: cuneata; taxonRank: Variety; scientificNameAuthorship: (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh; 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 607505; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 266; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Atriplexgardneri(Moq.)D. Dietr.var.cuneata (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Caryophyllales; family: Amaranthaceae; genus: Atriplex; specificEpithet: gardneri; infraspecificEpithet: cuneata; taxonRank: Variety; scientificNameAuthorship: (A. Nelson) S.L. Welsh; 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: Silty dry streambed; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607506; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  

Notes

This was one of the most commonly encountered species in the vicinity of MDRS (Fig. 23), and was seen on sandy desert flats throughout the study area. This species displays a great deal of phenotypic plasticity throughout its range, and hybridizes readily wth other sympatric species of Atriplex   , complicating taxonomic delimitation ( Stutz 1978). Previously recorded in the nearby San Rafael Swell as Atriplex cuneata   A. Nelson ( Harris 1983), here we follow Welsh (2003) in treating this taxon at the subspecies level.

Supplemental Files: CAN 607507 (Suppl. material 24), CAN 607505 (Suppl. material 25), CAN 607506 (Suppl. material 26).