Eremogone kingii - (S. Wats.) S. Ikonnikov
King's Sandwort
Other Common Names: King's sandwort
Synonym(s): Arenaria kingii (S. Wats.) M.E. Jones
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Arenaria kingii (S. Wats.) M.E. Jones (TSN 20252)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.843988
Element Code: PDCAR040W0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Pink Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae Eremogone
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist and atlas with biological attributes for the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Concept Reference Code: B99KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Arenaria kingii
Taxonomic Comments: Kartesz's (1999) treatment of Arenaria kingii included A. fendleri var. glabrescens as part of A. kingii ssp. compacta, where the 1994 Checklist included it in A. aculeata. Kartesz (1999) also accepted subspecies kingii, plateauensis, rosea, and uintahensis. FNA (2005) moves the species to Eremogone and accepts 2 varieties: var. glabrescens, which includes all of the atypical subspecies accepted in Kartesz (1999), and var. kingii. It is difficult to say whether the concept of Eremogone kingii accepted by FNA (Vol. 5, 2005) is the exact same as the concept accepted for Arenaria kingii by Kartesz (1999). They seem to be the same, however, Kartesz (1999) reports Arenaria kingii for Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado, but FNA does not and does not mention what the reports of the species in these states might be instead. The FNA concept may be more narrow. Draft data from BONAP (June 2010) contains these same reports for Eremogone kingii var. glabrescens.
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Global Status: G4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 06Aug1987
Global Status Last Changed: 06Aug1987
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: N4

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States California (SNR), Colorado (SNR), Idaho (SNR), Montana (S3S4), Nevada (S4), Oregon (SNR), Utah (SNR), Wyoming (SNR)

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Distribution
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U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WY

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Ecology & Life History
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Diagnostic Characteristics: This species is difficult to separate from the more common A. CONGESTA and A. CAPILLARIS, but can usually be distinguished by the combination of sharp-pointed sepals and openly branched inflorescence.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 07Dec1994
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): KAJ

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References
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  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2005. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 5. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae: Caryophyllales, Polygonales, and Plumbaginales. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. vii + 656 pp.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist and atlas with biological attributes for the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. First edition. In: Kartesz, J.T., and C.A. Meacham. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, N.C.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 2010. Floristic Synthesis of North American. CD-ROM computer application (review draft 2010). [in preparation]

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