Lesquerella paysonii - Rollins
Payson's Bladderpod
Other Common Names: Payson's bladderpod
Synonym(s): Physaria carinata ssp. paysonii (Rollins) O'Kane
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Lesquerella paysonii Rollins (TSN 23217)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.143578
Element Code: PDBRA1N190
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Mustard Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Capparales Brassicaceae Lesquerella
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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: Lesquerella paysonii
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 13Apr2009
Global Status Last Changed: 06Nov1995
Rounded Global Status: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Lesquerella paysonii is endemic to the carbonate mountain ranges of west-central Wyoming and adjacent Idaho. There are relatively few threats to this species.
Nation: United States
National Status: N3

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United States Idaho (S2), Wyoming (S3)

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NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Regional endemic of west-central Wyoming and eastern Idaho. Montana reports of this species are based on previously mis-identified specimens of Lesquerella carinata.

Number of Occurrences: 21 - 80
Number of Occurrences Comments: There are approximately 35 extant occurrences in Wyoming (Fertig and Heidel 2008). Known from 8 occurrences in Idaho (Mancuso and Heidel 2008).

Population Size Comments: Total population is estimated at 20,000 individuals (Fertig 1997 cited by Fertig and Heidel 2008). Population size may fluctuate greatly from year to year based on climatic conditions (Fertig 1996 cited by Fertig and Heidel 2008).

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Relatively few threats (Walt Fertig, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database). Potential threats include impacts from hiking, off-road vehicles, ski development, grazing, and mining (Fertig and Heidel 2008).

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Distribution
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Global Range: Regional endemic of west-central Wyoming and eastern Idaho. Montana reports of this species are based on previously mis-identified specimens of Lesquerella carinata.

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United States ID, WY

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
ID Bonneville (16019)
WY Lincoln (56023), Sublette (56035), Teton (56039)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
14 Upper Green (14040101)+, Blacks Fork (14040107)+
16 Upper Bear (16010101)+, Central Bear (16010102)+
17 Snake headwaters (17040101)+, Gros Ventre (17040102)+, Greys-Hobock (17040103)+, Palisades (17040104)+, Salt (17040105)+, Teton (17040204)+, Willow (17040205)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: A densely hairy, perennial herb with stems 3-7 cm long. Produces yellow flowers which fade purplish.
General Description: Payson's Bladderpod is a perennial herb covered with star-shaped silver hairs with prostrate to ascending stems that are 5-15 cm long. The numerous, entire, spoon shape of basal leaves abruptly narrows to slender petioles that are up to 3.5 cm long. Stem leaves are few and reduced. The flowers have 4 yellow petals that are 8-10 mm long in an expanding inflorescence. Fruits are oblong-elliptic and compressed with rounded margins and sutures that are 5-8 mm long.
Diagnostic Characteristics: This species can be easily confused with L. CARINATA, which has obviously keeled sutures and margins on its fruits.
Habitat Comments: Limestone and gypsum soils on rocky slopes near upper tree line in the Teton Mountain Range.
Economic Attributes
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Economically Important Genus: Y
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 Author: rev. D. Gries (1997), rev. A. Tomaino (2009)
Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 09Dec1994
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): KAJ

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