Enchylium tenax (Sw.) 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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Enchylium tenax (Sw.) Gray


Enchylium tenax (Sw.) Gray  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 305b; recordedBy: Sokoloff Paul C.; reproductiveCondition: Apothecia absent; Taxon: scientificName: Enchyliumtenax (Sw.) Gray; kingdom: Fungi; phylum: Ascomycota; class: Lecanoromycetes; order: Lecanorales; family: Collemataceae; genus: Enchylium; specificEpithet: tenax; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: (Sw.) Gray; vernacularName: Soil jelly lichen; 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; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Brodo, I. M.; dateIdentified: 2016; identificationRemarks: Additional specimen examined: Utah: Emery County, San Rafael Swell; on soil. S. & S.D. Sharnoff 1181.21 (CANL).; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 24, 2014; habitat: Sandstone rubble on sandy plain; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CANL 127973; collectionCode: CANL; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  


Small sample, ca. 2 cm diam.; on sandy soil. Enchylium tenax   (syn. Collema tenax   (Sw.) Ach.) ( Otálora et al. 2013) is a cosmopolitan species that is widely variable in terms of habit, color and isidia ( Schultz et al. 2004). This particular specimen (Fig. 17) has somewhat ascending lobes and lacks apothecia. The species was previously reported as Collema tenax   from the San Rafael Swell by Rajvanshi et al. (1998).

Supplemental File: CANL 127937 (Suppl. material 14.