Ipomopsis congesta ssp. crebrifolia - (Nutt.) Day
Compact Gilia
Synonym(s): Gilia congesta var. crebrifolia (Nutt.) Gray ;Ipomopsis crebrifolia (Nutt.) Dorn
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Ipomopsis congesta ssp. crebrifolia (Nutt.) Day (TSN 524178)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.154377
Element Code: PDPLM06032
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Phlox Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Solanales Polemoniaceae Ipomopsis
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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: Ipomopsis congesta ssp. crebrifolia
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5T3T4
Global Status Last Reviewed: 08Dec1998
Global Status Last Changed: 20Apr1999
Rounded Global Status: T3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Rare in Montana and Colorado. Rare but locally abundant in Wyoming. Not tracked by New Mexico, Nevada and Utah Heritage Programs.
Nation: United States
National Status: N3N4

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Colorado (S1), Montana (S3), Nevada (SNR), New Mexico (SNR), Utah (SNR), Wyoming (S3)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Regional endemic of southwestern Montana, western Wyoming, western Utah, and northern New Mexico.

Number of Occurrences: 21 - 80
Number of Occurrences Comments: About 18 EOs known in Wyoming.

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Mineral development in habitat may be a threat.

Short-term Trend Comments: Trends not known.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Regional endemic of southwestern Montana, western Wyoming, western Utah, and northern New Mexico.

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

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MT Beaverhead (30001)
WY Lincoln (56023), Sublette (56035), Sweetwater (56037), Teton (56039)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
10 Red Rock (10020001)+
14 Upper Green (14040101)+, New Fork (14040102)+, Upper Green-Slate (14040103)+, Big Sandy (14040104)+, Bitter (14040105)+, Blacks Fork (14040107)+, Great Divide closed basin (14040200)+
17 Gros Ventre (17040102)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: A white-flowered, ball-headed Gilia.
General Description: Ballhead Gilia is an herbaceous, sometimes mat-forming perennial with several ascending to nearly prostrate, usually unbranched stems that are up to 12 cm tall and arising from a branched rootcrown. The strap-shaped, entire-margined, basal leaves are up to 2 cm long, but the alternate stem leaves become smaller upward. Foliage is light green and glabrous. Numerous flowers are borne in a spherical cluster at the tops of the stems. The white, tubular corolla is 3-4 mm long and flares into 5 lobes at the mouth; the 5 anthers are held just beyond the mouth. The calyx tube has 5 pointed lobes. The fruit is a rounded capsule that is 2-4 mm long and has 1-3 seeds.
Diagnostic Characteristics: The entire leaves and sprawling habit separate this from other species of IPOMOPSIS. COLLOMIA DEBILIS will also form loose mats, but the flowers are not so tightly clustered.
Habitat Comments: Open, calcareous, clay, or sandy slopes.
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: 01Feb1998
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: FERTIG (1993), rev. L. Morse (1998)
Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 30Oct1994
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): JM

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References
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