Chorizanthe parryi - S. Wats.
Orcutt's Spineflower
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Chorizanthe parryi S. Wats. (TSN 21021)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.135127
Element Code: PDPGN040J0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Buckwheat Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Polygonales Polygonaceae Chorizanthe
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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: Chorizanthe parryi
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 24Mar2016
Global Status Last Changed: 24Mar2016
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Endemic to California, Chorizanthe parryi is known from approximately twenty extant occurrences in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. It is extirpated in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Urbanization seriously threatens this taxon.
Nation: United States
National Status: N3

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United States California (SNR)

Other Statuses

Implied Status under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (USESA): PS

NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: California endemic, Los Angeles (perhaps extirpated), Orange (extirpated), Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

Number of Occurrences: 6 - 20
Number of Occurrences Comments: Known from about twenty occurrences as C. parryi var. parryi; C. parryi var. fernandina is thought to be extirpated (Skinner, 1997).

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Urbanization.

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Distribution
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Global Range: California endemic, Los Angeles (perhaps extirpated), Orange (extirpated), Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

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United States CA

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
CA Los Angeles (06037), Orange (06059)*, Riverside (06065), San Bernardino (06071), Ventura (06111)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
18 Santa Clara (18070102)+, Santa Monica Bay (18070104)+, Los Angeles (18070105)+, San Gabriel (18070106)+, San Jacinto (18070202)+, Santa Ana (18070203)+, Santa Margarita (18070302)+, Antelope-Fremont Valleys (18090206)+*, Whitewater River (18100201)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: An herb. Stem prostrate to ascending, strigose. Leaves oblanceolate to oblong. Urn-shaped inflorescence, straight or hooked awns.
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Shrubland/chaparral
Habitat Comments: Coastal scrub, chaparral; sandy or rocky soils, openings (Skinner, 1997).
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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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 20Mar1998
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: D. Gries

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References
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  • 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.

  • Skinner, M.W., and B.M. Pavlik, eds. 1997 (1994). Inventory of rare and endangered vascular plants of California. 1997 Electronic Inventory Update of 1994 5th edition, California Native Plant Society, Special Publication No. 1, Sacramento.

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