Ephedra viridis Colville

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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Ephedra viridis Colville
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Ephedra viridis Colville  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 275; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Ephedraviridis Colville; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Gnetophyta; class: Gnetopsida; order: Ephedrales; family: Ephedraceae; genus: Ephedra; specificEpithet: viridis; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: Colville; 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: 1371 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°25'3.15"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°46'54.59"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 22, 2014; habitat: Conglomerate sandstone hilltop dominated by Artemisia and Ephedra; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607468; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 365; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; Taxon: scientificName: Ephedraviridis Colville; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Gnetophyta; class: Gnetopsida; order: Ephedrales; family: Ephedraceae; genus: Ephedra; specificEpithet: viridis; scientificNameAuthorship: Colville; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Parking lot of Burpee Dinosaur Quarry, end of Cow Dung Road; verbatimElevation: 1377 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°27'8.24"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°47'27.384"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: September 19, 2015; habitat: Dry sandstone bluffs; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607523; collectionCode: CAN; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  

Notes

A common species of dry hills and desert slopes ( Stevensen 1993), we collected this species along mesa tops and desert scrub communities north of MDRS along Cow Dung Road (Fig. 34). This species was previously reported for the nearby San Rafael Swell ( Harris 1983).

Supplemental File: CAN 607468 (Suppl. material 45), CAN 607523 (Suppl. material 46).