Sphaerocarpos hians - Haynes
a liverwort
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Sphaerocarpos hians Haynes (TSN 15509)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.121725
Element Code: NBHEP35040
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Non-Vascular - Liverworts
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Hepatophyta Marchantiopsida Sphaerocarpales Sphaerocarpaceae Sphaerocarpos
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Stotler, R. and B. Crandall-Stotler. 1977. A checklist of liverworts and hornworts of North America. The Bryologist 76:405-428.
Concept Reference Code: A77STO01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Sphaerocarpos hians
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G1
Global Status Last Reviewed: 29Nov1998
Global Status Last Changed: 18Aug1998
Rounded Global Status: G1 - Critically Imperiled
Reasons: Sphaerocarpos hians is known from three disjunct localities in western Washington, eastern Idaho (historical locality), and northeastern Oregon. The liverwort has probably been overlooked due to its ephemeral nature.
Nation: United States
National Status: N1

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United States Idaho (S1), Oregon (S1), Washington (SNR)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Known from Whitman County, Washington, Latah County, Idaho, and Benton County, Oregon (Christy 1996).

Number of Occurrences: 1 - 5
Number of Occurrences Comments: Historically known from one locality, extant at another and recently located at another site (Christy 1996).

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Given the ephemeral habitat and limited distribution, this species is probably vulnerable to habitat modification. However, more information is needed to make an accurate assessment (Christy 1996).

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Distribution
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Global Range: Known from Whitman County, Washington, Latah County, Idaho, and Benton County, Oregon (Christy 1996).

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

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
ID Kootenai (16055), Latah (16057)*
OR Benton (41003)*
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
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Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
17 Hangman (17010306)+, Palouse (17060108)+*, Clearwater (17060306)+*, Upper Willamette (17090003)+*
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: Liverworts with pale green rosettes up to 8 mm across and covered with flasks (involucres) that have a flaring mouth (Christy 1996).
Habitat Comments: Grows on mud of river bank. The liverwort is a seasonal ephemeral which is evident in summer and fall, when the water levels are low (Christy 1996).
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: 29Nov1998
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: GRIES, D.

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References
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  • Christy, J.A. & D.H. Wagner. 1996. Guide for the identification of rare, threatened or sensitive bryophytes in the range of the northern spotted owl, western Washington, western Oregon, and northwestern California. USDI Bureau of Land Management. 200 pp.

  • Christy, J.A. and D.H. Wagner. 1996. Guide for the identification of rare, threatened or sensitive bryophytes in the range of the northern spotted owl, western Washington, western Oregon, and northwestern California. USDI Bureau of Land Management. 200 pp.

  • Stotler, R. and B. Crandall-Stotler. 1977. A checklist of liverworts and hornworts of North America. The Bryologist 76:405-428.

  • Stotler, R.E. and B. Crandall-Stotler. 2017. A synopsis of the liverwort flora of North America north of Mexico. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 102: 574-709.

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