Artemisia filifolia Torr.

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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Artemisia filifolia Torr.


Artemisia filifolia Torr.  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 282; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Artemisiafilifolia Torr.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Asterales; family: Asteraceae; genus: Artemisia; specificEpithet: filifolia; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: Torr.; 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 607478; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  


Common on the plateau just west of the MDRS (Fig. 26) this species is abundant on sandy substrates of the region ( Shultz 2006), and was previously reported for the nearby San Rafael Swell ( Harris 1983).

Supplemental File: CAN 607478 (Suppl. material 29).