Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb.

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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Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb.


Sphaeralcea coccinea (Nutt.) Rydb.


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 260; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Sphaeralceacoccinea (Nutt.) Rydb.; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Malvales; family: Malvaceae; genus: Sphaeralcea; specificEpithet: coccinea; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: (Nutt.) Rydb.; 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: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 17, 2014; habitat: Sandy washes and outcrops surrounding MDRS; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607480; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps


Common in Atriplex-Ephedra communities ( Welsh et al. 1993), this species was found growing in the disturbed sandy areas immediately surrounding MDRS (Fig. 37). This species was previously recorded in the nearby San Rafael Swell (Harris 1983).

Supplemental File: CAN 607480 (Suppl. material 53).