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DBG Mirabilis rotundifolia Demographic Monitoring

Latest version published by Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium (Denver Botanic Gardens) on Apr 20, 2018 Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium (Denver Botanic Gardens)

This data set is derived from a monitoring study of Mirabilis rotundifolia that was conducted from 1993 to 1999. Individual plants within 15 circular plots (radius = 5 meters) were tagged and revisited. Plant height, plant diameter at the widest point, the number of buds, flowers, and fruits were measured. Plant description: Small (.5-4 dm) and variously branched perennials, dying back to ground level in winter. A single population may contain individuals with one or two stems as well as nearly hemispheric individuals with many branches. Leaves are leathery and exhibit a wide range of hairiness, but the plants are never completely without hairs. Lower leaves are round in outline, upper leaves are more pointed (egg-shaped to lance-shaped). Flowers are bright magenta and flared to approximately 2 cm. in diameter. The flowers are only open between dawn (or perhaps earlier) and about 10 or 11 am during the month of June. The small oval fruits develop in a papery, umbrella-shaped structure with breaks off and rolls or blows away when the fruits are mature. Plants are associated with, platy shale in the Arkansas valley, between Canon City and Pueblo. Purpose of the study: This study is the result of a cooperative relationship of Halnam, Inc., the Nature Conservancy, and the Denver Botanic Gardens. The study as aimed at investigating the life history and population biology of Mirabilis rotundifolia. Mirabilis rotundifolia is particularly threatened due to the close proximity of its populations to Halnam inc. The study should determine the effects that Halnam inc.’s practices are having on Mirabilis rotundifolia, and should determine what aspects are crucial to the long term health of the plants.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 4,159 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Event (core)
    4159
  • MeasurementOrFact 
    10361
  • Occurrence 
    4159

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Levy R, DePrenger-Levin M (2018): DBG Mirabilis rotundifolia Demographic Monitoring. v1.1. Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium (Denver Botanic Gardens). Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=dbg_mirabilis-rotundifolia_demogarphicmonitoring&v=1.1

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium (Denver Botanic Gardens). To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f02c0b41-17f4-429d-8e14-8efb9f01c780.  Kathryn Kalmbach Herbarium (Denver Botanic Gardens) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Samplingevent; demography; mirabilis; mirabilis rotundifolia; Nyctaginaceae

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Richard Levy
Database Associate
Denver Botanic Gardens 909 York St 80206 Denver Colorado US 7208653657
http://www.botanicgardens.org
Michelle DePrenger-Levin
Research Associate
Denver Botanic Gardens 909 York St 80206 Denver Colorado US
http://www.botanicgardens.org

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Richard Levy
Database Associate
Denver Botanic Gardens 909 York St 80206 Denver Colorado US 7208653657
http://www.botanicgardens.org

Who filled in the metadata:

Richard Levy
Database Associate
Denver Botanic Gardens 909 York St 80206 Denver Colorado US 7208653657
http://www.botanicgardens.org

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Richard Levy
Database Associate
Denver Botanic Gardens 909 York St 80206 Denver Colorado US 7208653657
http://www.botanicgardens.org

Geographic Coverage

Portland East Site in Florence, Colorado. Fremont County.

Bounding Coordinates South West [38.359, -105.226], North East [38.49, -104.991]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Mirabilis rotundifolia (Roundleaf four o'clock)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1993-06-24 / 1999-07-13

Project Data

This data set is derived from a monitoring study of Mirabilis rotundifolia that was conducted from 1993 to 1999. Individual plants within 15 circular plots (radius = 5 meters) were tagged and revisited. Plant height, plant diameter at the widest point, the number of buds, flowers, and fruits were measured. Plant description: Small (.5-4 dm) and variously branched perennials, dying back to ground level in winter. A single population may contain individuals with one or two stems as well as nearly hemispheric individuals with many branches. Leaves are leathery and exhibit a wide range of hairiness, but the plants are never completely without hairs. Lower leaves are round in outline, upper leaves are more pointed (egg-shaped to lance-shaped). Flowers are bright magenta and flared to approximately 2 cm. in diameter. The flowers are only open between dawn (or perhaps earlier) and about 10 or 11 am during the month of June. The small oval fruits develop in a papery, umbrella-shaped structure with breaks off and rolls or blows away when the fruits are mature. Plants are associated with, platy shale in the Arkansas valley, between Canon City and Pueblo. Purpose of the study: This study is the result of a cooperative relationship of Halnam, Inc., the Nature Conservancy, and the Denver Botanic Gardens. The study as aimed at investigating the life history and population biology of Mirabilis rotundifolia. Mirabilis rotundifolia is particularly threatened due to the close proximity of its populations to Halnam inc. The study should determine the effects that Halnam inc.’s practices are having on Mirabilis rotundifolia, and should determine what aspects are crucial to the long term health of the plants.

Title DBG Mirabilis rotundifolia Demographic Monitoring
Study Area Description Plants are associated with, platy shale in the Arkansas valley, between Canon City and Pueblo. Sites were located near an then active cement manufacturing plant.
Design Description Individuals have been tagged in circular plots with a 5 meter radius. These individuals are located each year and data about the plant is collected. There are 15 plots labeled 970 to 984. All of these plots have been monitored since 1993. All new individuals that are located are tagged with a new number. Each individual’s location is described by the distance of the plant from the center rebar. The bearing of the individuals is also recorded.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Carol Dawson
Originator
Alan Carpenter
Originator
Mark Minton
Originator
Teri Shultz
Originator
Tom Grant
Originator
Katie Cesario
Originator
Kristen Heckman
Originator
Melissa Issacson

Sampling Methods

15 circular plots (radius = 5 meters) were surveyed on an annual basis. Each individual of the species of interest was tagged and measured each year. New individuals were given a new tag. Often seedlings would arise very near to existing plants; in this case a decimal point or letter was appended to the plant's identifying number.

Study Extent 15 circular plots (radius = 5 meters) were surveyed on an annual basis. Each individual of the species of interest was tagged and measured each year. New individuals were given a new tag. Often seedlings would arise very near to existing plants; in this case a decimal point or letter was appended to the plant's identifying number.
Quality Control The data provided was transcribed from original, often handwritten, data sheets. Originals will be archived and may be made available upon request.

Method step description:

  1. 15 circular plots (radius = 5 meters) were surveyed on an annual basis. Each individual of the species of interest was tagged and measured each year. New individuals were given a new tag. Often seedlings would arise very near to existing plants; in this case a decimal point or letter was appended to the plant's identifying number.In 1994 at plot 978 #576 we quit tagging seedlings and just kept track of numbers. The following data was also recorded: 1.The height of the overall plant. This measurement is taken from the base of the stem to the tip of the longest stem. 2.The two diameters of the plant. This gives us an idea of the width of the plants, so measure the two largest diameters. The combination of these two measurements and the height of the plant gives us a cylindrical representation of the overall size of the plant. See figure below. 3.How many flowers on the plant. 4.How many buds on the plant. 5.How many fruit are present.

Additional Metadata

Please contact the Denver Botanic Gardens Department of Research and Conservation for any additional information.

Purpose Monitoring of a sensitive species population located near an active cement manufacturing site. Study intended to measure impact of industrial activity on health of population. This study is the result of a cooperative relationship of Halnam, Inc., the Nature Conservancy, and the Denver Botanic Gardens. The study as aimed at investigating the life history and population biology of Mirabilis rotundifolia. Mirabilis rotundifolia is particularly threatened due to the close proximity of its populations to Halnam inc. The study should determine the effects that Halnam inc.’s practices are having on Mirabilis rotundifolia, and should determine what aspects are crucial to the long term health of the plants.
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=dbg_mirabilis-rotundifolia_demogarphicmonitoring