General Research Observations
Occurrence ID (GUID): e2954132-0ddd-4c0b-8dae-4e6507564eb0
Taxon: Oxytropis lambertii var. bigelovii A. Gray
Family: Fabaceae
Collector: Frates, Tony   815   
Date: 2016-04-08
Locality: United States, Utah, Garfield, Little Egypt Geological Site, approx. 21 miles south of Hanksville, Utah
38.08028  -110.62801 +-8m.  WGS84
Georeference Remarks: Garmin GPS76
Elevation: 1520 meters (4986ft)
Habitat: Desert shrub, sparsely vegetated
Substrate: Red sandy soil derived from Entrada Sandstone with large loose gravels
Associated Species: Oenothera cespitosa var. navajoensis, Sphaeralcea coccinea, Phacelia crenulata, Atriplex corrugata
Description: Leaflets mostly 9-13, linear (becoming somewhat wider on lower stems), hairs upwardly pointing/appressed and simple/basifixed, with only occasional malpighian/dolabriform hairs on stems and leaves; erect/ascending naked racemes only somewhat exserted above leaves with numerous (8-12+) terminal flowers, rose-pink (drying dark purple/indigo) with narrow white-streaked banners extending more than half of the banner height; calyces with dense silky hairs
Reproductive Condition: Flowering
Notes: This is the lowland, warm desert phase as described by Barneby (1989, IF Vol. 3B) and which is currently only known from three counties in Utah. Perhaps worthy of separate taxonomic recognition at some level.
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Author: Tony Frates
Author: Tony Frates
Author: Tony Frates
Record ID: e2954132-0ddd-4c0b-8dae-4e6507564eb0
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