Rudbeckia nitida - Nutt.
Shiny Coneflower
Other Common Names: shiny coneflower
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Rudbeckia nitida Nutt. (TSN 36781)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.155363
Element Code: PDAST850E0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Aster Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Asterales Asteraceae Rudbeckia
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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: Rudbeckia nitida
Taxonomic Comments: Rudbeckia nitida and R. texana are considered distinct species by Kartesz (1999); he had treated these taxa as two varieties of a more broadly viewed species R. nitida in his 1994 checklist.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 12Jun2001
Global Status Last Changed: 22Oct2001
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Rare in Florida and Alabama. Also occurs in Georgia. Low number of occurrences, threatened by habitat conversion.
Nation: United States
National Status: N3

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Alabama (S1), Florida (S2), Georgia (S3), Texas (S2)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: One county in eastern Alabama, 10 counties in southeastern Georgia, two counties in the Florida panhandle, and 4 counties in northeastern and central Florida.

Number of Occurrences: 6 - 20
Number of Occurrences Comments: 1999: in Florida, 12 EORs, most in roadside ditches, 4 not seen since 1977. Georgia, approximately 10 occurrences. Alabama, one county.

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Habitat is converted to pine plantation; most populations are confined to roadside ditches and power line rights-of-way and are subject to road widening, mowing, clearing, and herbicide spraying.

Short-term Trend: Decline of 10-30%
Short-term Trend Comments: Habitat has largely been converted to pine plantations.

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: Plants perannate from a stout rootstock with lateral buds.

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Distribution
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Global Range: One county in eastern Alabama, 10 counties in southeastern Georgia, two counties in the Florida panhandle, and 4 counties in northeastern and central Florida.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AL, FL, GA, TX

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
AL Conecuh (01035)
FL Bay (12005)*, Clay (12019), Gulf (12045)*, St. Johns (12109)*
TX Brazoria (48039), Harris (48201)*
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
03 Lower St. Johns (03080103)+, St. Andrew-St. Joseph Bays (03140101)+*, Sepulga (03140303)+
12 Buffalo-San Jacinto (12040104)+*, West Galveston Bay (12040204)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: Perennial herb in the Compositae family, with long-petioled basal and stem leaves, gradually becoming sessile on the stem; flowers in heads, rays golden yellow, reflexed, disc flowers dark purplish-brown on a conical receptacle.
Habitat Comments: Seasonally wet pine savannas and flatwoods; flatwood depressions; clearings and pastures on former pineland sites (Godfrey and Wooten 1981).
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: 22Oct2001
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: CHAFIN, L.G.

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References
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