Astragalus cimae var. cimae
Cima Milkvetch
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Astragalus cimae var. cimae M.E. Jones (TSN 192410)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.131315
Element Code: PDFAB0F231
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Pea Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Fabales Fabaceae Astragalus
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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: Astragalus cimae var. cimae
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3T3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 15Jun2016
Global Status Last Changed: 15Jun2016
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by calculator
Rounded Global Status: T3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Known only from the desert mountains of eastern San Bernardino County California and adjacent Nevada. Grazing is a threat.
Nation: United States
National Status: N3

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States California (S2?), Nevada (S2)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Known only from the New York Mountains, the Mid Hills and the north end of the Providence Mountains., San Bernardino County, California and adjacent Nevada..

Number of Occurrences: 21 - 80
Number of Occurrences Comments: Total occurrences in California is 26; half of those are historic but most of those may still be extant (R. Bittman, pers. comm., 2012; EO data in the NatureServe central database as of August 2012). Two occurrences in Nevada (Morefield 2001; EO data in the NatureServe central database as of August 2012).

Population Size Comments: Population size estimated based on available occurrence data (EO data in the NatureServe central database as of August 2012).

Overall Threat Impact: Medium
Overall Threat Impact Comments: Threatened by grazing (CNPS 2012; EO data in the NatureServe central database as of August 2012). Other threats include mining, camping, rodents, and exotic plants (EO data in the NatureServe central database as of August 2012).

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Distribution
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Global Range: Known only from the New York Mountains, the Mid Hills and the north end of the Providence Mountains., San Bernardino County, California and adjacent Nevada..

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States CA, NV

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
CA San Bernardino (06071)
NV Mineral (32021), Nye (32023)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
15 Piute Wash (15030102)+
16 Walker (16050303)+, Ralston-Stone Cabin Valleys (16060011)+, Ivanpah-Pahrump Valleys (16060015)+
18 Death Valley-Lower Amargosa (18090203)+, Mojave (18090208)+, Southern Mojave (18100100)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Duration: PERENNIAL
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Forest/Woodland, Shrubland/chaparral, Woodland - Conifer
Habitat Comments: Mesas and stony hillsides in calcareous soils, commonly among sagebrush. Habitats include Great Basin scrub, Joshua tree "woodland", and pinyon and juniper woodland (CNPS 2012).

Economic Attributes
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Economically Important Genus: Y
Management Summary
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Stewardship Overview: Further document the taxon's range, status, and trends. Assess grazing and possible ways to minimize impacts.
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: 15Jul2015
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Bittman, R.L., rev. A. Tomaino (2012), rev. Bittman (2015)
Management Information Edition Date: 16Dec2012
Management Information Edition Author: Tomaino, A.

Botanical data developed by NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs (see Local Programs), The North Carolina Botanical Garden, and other contributors and cooperators (see Sources).

References
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  • Baldwin, B. G., D. H. Goldman, D. J. Keil, R. Patterson, T. J. Rosatti, and D. H. Wilken, eds. 2012. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California. 2nd edition. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1568 pp.

  • Barneby, R.C. 1964. Atlas of North American Astragalus. 2 Vols. New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York. 1188 pp.

  • California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2012. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-01a). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Online. Available: www.rareplants.cnps.org (Accessed 2012).

  • 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.

  • Morefield, J.D., editor. 2001. Nevada rare plant atlas [with rare plant fact sheets]. Available as a pdf file at: http://heritage.nv.gov/atlas/atlas.html. Compiled by the Nevada Natural Heritage Program, Carson City, for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Reno, Nevada.

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