Thelesperma subnudum A. Gray

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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Thelesperma subnudum A. Gray


Thelesperma subnudum A. Gray  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 281; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Thelespermasubnudum A. Gray; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Asterales; family: Asteraceae; genus: Thelesperma; specificEpithet: subnudum; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: A. Gray; 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 607470; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  


Common on sandstone bluffs in the region (Fig. 30) this species was previously reported for the nearby San Rafael Swell ( Harris 1983). Welsh et al. (1993) described several varieties of this species in Utah, all of which have been subsumed under the broadly circumscribed T. subnudum   of Strother (2006b).

Supplemental File: CAN 607470 (Suppl. material 39).