Caloplaca trachyphylla (Tuck.) Zahlbr.

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

Caloplaca trachyphylla (Tuck.) Zahlbr.
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Caloplaca trachyphylla (Tuck.) Zahlbr.  

Materials

Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 252; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; Taxon: scientificName: Caloplacatrachyphylla (Tuck.) Zahlbr.; kingdom: Fungi; phylum: Ascomycota; class: Lecanoromycetes; order: Teloschistales; family: Teloschistaceae; genus: Caloplaca; specificEpithet: trachyphylla; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: (Tuck.) Zahlbr.; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Vicinity of the Mars Desert Research Station, Hanksville, Utah, 500 m radius of "hab"; verbatimElevation: 1371 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°24'23.2"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°47'31.1"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Freebury, Colin E.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 17, 2014; habitat: Rocks on soil within a covered passageway; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CANL 127956; collectionCode: CANL, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps   Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 269; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; Taxon: scientificName: Caloplacatrachyphylla (Tuck.) Zahlbr.; kingdom: Fungi; phylum: Ascomycota; class: Lecanoromycetes; order: Teloschistales; family: Teloschistaceae; genus: Caloplaca; specificEpithet: trachyphylla; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: (Tuck.) Zahlbr.; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Dry streambed approx. 500 m northeast of Mars Desert Research Station "hab"; verbatimElevation: 1371 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°24'27.7"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°47'20"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Freebury, Colin E.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 20, 2014; habitat: Hilltop sandstone boulder, a bird perch; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CANL 127957; collectionCode: CANL, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  

Notes

This species was one of the most conspicuous lichens encountered on EVAs (Fig. 19). One specimen (Sokoloff 252) was collected on a rock inside the passageway connecting the MDRS "hab" with the Musk Observatory. Though we follow Brodo et al. (2001) in treating this species as a member of Caloplaca   , some authors treat this species as Xanthomendoza trachyphylla   (Tuck.) Frödén, Arup & Søchting ( Arup et al. 2013). Caloplaca trachyphylla   is common in western North America ( Brodo et al. 2001).

Supplemental Files: CANL 127956 (Suppl. material 17), CANL 127957 (Suppl. material 18).