Gloeocapsa sp.

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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scientific name

Gloeocapsa sp.
status

 

Gloeocapsa sp.  

Gloeocapsa sp.   [G. cf. coracina   Kütz.]

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 290; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; Taxon: kingdom: Eubacteria; phylum: Cyanobacteria; class: Cyanophyceae; order: Chroococcales; family: Microcystaceae; genus: Gloeocapsa; 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 north 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: Hamilton, Paul B.; dateIdentified: 2016; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 22, 2014; habitat: Sandstone at crest of Artemisia and Ephedra dominated hilltop; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CANA 117865; collectionCode: CANA; basisOfRecord: Dried Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 301; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; Taxon: kingdom: Eubacteria; phylum: Cyanobacteria; class: Cyanophyceae; order: Chroococcales; family: Microcystaceae; genus: Gloeocapsa; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Alluvial plain and dry creekbed directly opposite turnoff to Mars Desert Research Station on Cow Dung Road; verbatimElevation: 1357 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°24'19.2"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°47'20"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Hamilton, Paul B.; dateIdentified: 2016; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 24 2014; habitat: Sandstone rubble and sandy plains; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CANA 117866; collectionCode: CANA; basisOfRecord: Dried Specimen GoogleMaps  

Notes

Cells small ovals, found as single cells, two cell clusters or in small clusters of daughter cells within thin firm colourless sheaths. Length 2.5-5(6) μm by 1.5-3 μm wide, cell wall sheath thickness 0.8-1.6 μm. Mats of cells form as a collection of single cells or clusters of daughter cells closely packed together. Layer occurring 0.1-0.4 mm below the sandstone surface, or on the underside of quartzite rocks (Fig. 10).