Astragalus desperatus M.E. Jones

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 desperatus M.E. Jones


Astragalus desperatus M.E. Jones  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 295; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Astragalusdesperatus M.E. Jones; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Fabales; family: Fabaceae; genus: Astragalus; specificEpithet: desperatus; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: M.E. Jones; 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: Sandstone rubble and sandy plains; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607476; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  


Harris (1983) reported two varieties of this species from the nearby San Rafael Swell: Astragalus desperatus var. desperatus   and Astragalus desperatus var. petrophilus   M.E. Jones. Both varieties are accepted in Welsh (2006). Barneby (1964) treats this species as containing var. desperatus   and var. conspectus Barneby, the later of which is synonymous with Welsh's Astragalus barnebyi   S.L. Welsh & N.D. Atwood ( Welsh 2006). As our collection was vegetative, we were unable to identify it to variety.

Supplemental File: CAN 607476 (Suppl. material 50).