Camissonia andina - (Nutt.) Raven
Blackfoot River Suncup
Other English Common Names: Upland Evening-primrose
Synonym(s): Holmgrenia andina (Nutt.) W.L. Wagner & Hoch ;Neoholmgrenia andina (Nutt.) W.L. Wagner & Hoch ;Oenothera andina Nutt.
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Camissonia andina (Nutt.) Raven (TSN 27463)
French Common Names: onagre des Andes
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.156014
Element Code: PDONA03010
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Evening-Primrose Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Myrtales Onagraceae Camissonia
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: 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.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Camissonia andina
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 17Jul1986
Global Status Last Changed: 17Jul1986
Rounded Global Status: G4 - Apparently Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: N2 (17Sep2010)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States California (SNR), Colorado (S1), Idaho (SNR), Montana (S2), Nevada (SNR), Oregon (SNR), Utah (SNR), Washington (SNR), Wyoming (S2)
Canada Alberta (S1), British Columbia (S1), Saskatchewan (S1)

Other Statuses

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC): Candidate (Medium) (26Jan2015)

NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: South-central B.C. to n. CA, east to Alta., w. MT, WY, and UT. Peripheral.

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Distribution
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Global Range: South-central B.C. to n. CA, east to Alta., w. MT, WY, and UT. Peripheral.

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, WA, WY
Canada AB, BC, SK

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MT Carbon (30009), Missoula (30063)*
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Clarks Fork Yellowstone (10070006)+, Big Horn Lake (10080010)+, Shoshone (10080014)+
17 Middle Clark Fork (17010204)+*, Bitterroot (17010205)+*
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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General Description: Obscure Evening-primrose is a small annual herb with stems, 3-15 cm high, that branch from the base and make the plant broader than it is tall. The strap-shaped leaves, 5-25 mm long, are clustered at the base of the plant and at the upper portions of the stems. Foliage is finely hairy. Tiny flowers are attached to the stem at the base of upper leaves. The 4 separate, yellow petals are 1-2 mm long, and the 4 sepals are reflexed. The stigma is ball-shaped. Petals and sepals are attached at the top of the ovary, which matures into a narrowly club-shaped capsule, 4-8 mm long, with the widest point attached to the stem.
Diagnostic Characteristics: C. ANDINA can be distinguished from other annual members of the genus by the small, yellow petals, ca. 2 mm long, and by its sessile capsules. A hand lens may be necessary for positive determination.
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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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 08Oct1994
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): JM

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References
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  • E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbiahttp://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php

  • 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.

  • Kershaw, L., J. Gould, D. Johnson, and J. Lancaster. 2001. Rare vascular plants of Alberta. Univ. of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta and Nat. Resour. Can., Can. For. Serv., North. For. Cent., Edmonton, Alberta. 484pp.

  • Lesica, P. and P. L. Achuff. 1992. Distribution of vascular plant species of special concern and limited distribution in the Pryor Mountain desert, Carbon County, Montana. Unpublished report to the Bureau of Land Management. Montana Natural Heritage Program, Helena, MT. 105 pp.

  • Retrieved: 2009-04-27, from the Integrated Taxonomic Information System on-line database, .

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  • Wagner, W.L., and P.C. Hoch. 2009. Nomenclatural corrections in Onagraceae. Novon 19(1): 130-132.

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