Waldsteinia idahoensis - Piper
Idaho Strawberry
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Waldsteinia idahoensis Piper (TSN 505736)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.127937
Element Code: PDROS1S020
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Rose Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Rosales Rosaceae Waldsteinia
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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: Waldsteinia idahoensis
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 23Apr1999
Global Status Last Changed: 09Sep1985
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Waldsteinia idahoensis is an endemic restricted to north-central Idaho (Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone Counties in Idaho), barely getting into Montana (Missoula County) with one occurrence. The species is known in Idaho from thirty occurrences. It is extensive only in the South Fork Clearwater River basin where it is widespread in several major tributary drainages. The species is able to colonize disturbed soils.
Nation: United States
National Status: N3

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Idaho (S3), Montana (S2S3)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: An endemic restricted to north-central Idaho (Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone Counties in Idaho), barely getting into Montana (Missoula County) with one occurrence (Michael Mancuso, personal communication 1999; Montana Natural Heritage Program, 1999).

Number of Occurrences: 21 - 80
Number of Occurrences Comments: In Montana, known from one occurrence (Montana Natural Heritage Program 1999). In Idaho, known from thirty occurrences (Michael Mancuso, personal communication 1999).

Population Size Comments: It is extensive only in the South Fork Clearwater River basin where it is widespread in several major tributary drainages (Michael Mancuso, personal communication 1999).

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: It is able to colonize disturbed soils (Michael Mancuso, personal communication 1999).

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Distribution
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Global Range: An endemic restricted to north-central Idaho (Clearwater, Idaho, Shoshone Counties in Idaho), barely getting into Montana (Missoula County) with one occurrence (Michael Mancuso, personal communication 1999; Montana Natural Heritage Program, 1999).

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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States ID, MT

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State County Name (FIPS Code)
ID Clearwater (16035)*, Idaho (16049), Shoshone (16079)
MT Missoula (30063)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
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Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
17 Bitterroot (17010205)+, Upper Coeur D'alene (17010301)+, Lochsa (17060303)+, South Fork Clearwater (17060305)+, Upper North Fork Clearwater (17060307)+*, Lower North Fork Clearwater (17060308)+*
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: Strongly rhizomatous, sparsely hirsute perennial herb with cream or yellowish flowers (Montana Natural Heritage Program 1999).
General Description: Idaho Barren Strawberry is a strongly rhizomatous, sparsely hirsute, perennial herb. The leaves are basal, and the stipules are membranous, adnate, and forming a broad base to the slender, 5-12 cm petioles. The blades are cordate to suborbicular, shallowly 3- to 5-lobed, coarsely toothed, and 3-5 cm broad. Peduncles with 1 or 2 ovate-lanceolate, simple to 3-lobed bracts are located near the 2- to 7-flowered, lanceolate-bracted, loose cymes that are sparsely glandular-pubescent above. The hypanthium is narrowly obconic and 2-3 mm long; its lobes are spreading, triangular-lanceolate, and ca. 4 mm long. The petals are cream or yellowish in color, suborbicular, and 4-5 mm long. There are ca. 70 stamens equalling the petals and 2-4 pistils. The ovary and achene are canescent, and the style is puberulent near the base.
Habitat Comments: Open ponderosa pine forest in montane zone; 1286 m (Montana Natural Heritage Program 1999). Habitat consists of open sites in montane forests at elevations between 1200 and 1500 m (Michael Mancuso, personal communication 1999).
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: 15Apr1999
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Gries, D./Mancuso M.
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. 2014. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 9. Magnoliophyta: Picramniaceae to Rosaceae. Oxford University Press, New York. xxiv + 713 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.

  • Lackschewitz, K., P. Lesica and J. S. Shelly. 1988. Noteworthy collections: Montana. Madrono 35:355-358.

  • Montana Natural Heritage Program. 1999. April 1 - last update. Species Information: Waldsteinia idahoensis. Montana Natural Heritage Program. Online. Available: http://orion2.nris.state.mt.us/mtnhp/plants/index.html Accessed 1999, April 14.

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