Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.

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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Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.


Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr.  


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordNumber: 274; recordedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; preparations: Silica gel collection; Taxon: scientificName: Sarcobatusvermiculatus (Hook.) Torr. ; kingdom: Plantae; phylum: Angiosperms; class: Eudicots; order: Caryophyllales; family: Sarcobataceae; genus: Sarcobatus; specificEpithet: vermiculatus; taxonRank: Species; scientificNameAuthorship: (Hook.) Torr.; Location: continent: North America; country: United States of America; countryCode: USA; stateProvince: Utah; county: Wayne County; municipality: Hanksville; locality: Mars Desert Research Station ; verbatimLocality: Seasonally wet stream crossing on Cow Dung Road, 1.6 km northeast of Mars Desert Research Station; verbatimElevation: 1371 m; verbatimLatitude: 38°25'55.39"N; verbatimLongitude: 110°47'30.2"W; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 50; Identification: identifiedBy: Sokoloff, Paul C.; dateIdentified: 2015; Event: verbatimEventDate: November 22, 2014; habitat: Desert slopes; Record Level: institutionID: CMN; collectionID: CAN 607490; collectionCode: CAN, UTC; basisOfRecord: Preserved Specimen GoogleMaps  


A common species on alkaline habitats ( Hils et al. 1993), Sarcobatus vermiculatus   was found in greatest abundance along the banks of a seasonally wet stream crossing due northeast of MDRS (Fig. 46). Previously placed within the Chenopodiaceae   , Sarcobatus   is now recognized as the sole genus within the Sarcobataceae   ( Behnke 1997; APG III 2009). This species was previously recorded for the nearby San Rafael Swell ( Harris 1983).

Supplemental File: CAN 607490 (Suppl. material 69).