Astragalus beatleyae - Barneby
Beatley's Milkvetch
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Astragalus beatleyae Barneby (TSN 25434)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.161504
Element Code: PDFAB0F170
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 beatleyae
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G2
Global Status Last Reviewed: 05May2003
Global Status Last Changed: 05May2003
Rounded Global Status: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: A Nevada endemic, known from 39 sites. Threats are minimal at present (Spring 1996).
Nation: United States
National Status: N2

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

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Comments on USESA: Was previously a candidate, but was removed from candidacy on February 28, 1996 in a notice of review.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lead Region: R1 - Pacific

NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Endemic to Nye County, Nevada. Probably found only in a 15x15 mile area on or near Pahute Mesa on Nevada Nuclear Test Site (Department of Energy) and Nellis Bombing and Gunnery Range (United States Air Force).

Number of Occurrences: 21 - 80
Number of Occurrences Comments: 39 occurrences in Nevada as of 11 Sept 97.

Overall Threat Impact Comments: In areas actively used by Department of Energy for detonation of nuclear devices (land clearing).

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Distribution
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Global Range: Endemic to Nye County, Nevada. Probably found only in a 15x15 mile area on or near Pahute Mesa on Nevada Nuclear Test Site (Department of Energy) and Nellis Bombing and Gunnery Range (United States Air Force).

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United States NV

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
NV Nye (32023)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
16 Cactus-Sarcobatus Flats (16060013)+
18 Upper Amargosa (18090202)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: A perennial herb that forms circular mats 5-20 cm in diameter. Flowers (May-June) are blue-violet.
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Forest/Woodland, Shrubland/chaparral, Woodland - Conifer
Habitat Comments: Volcanic flat-rock and areas in sagebrush scrub and pinyon-juniper woodland. 1700-2070 m elevation.
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 Edition Date: 11Sep1997
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Roth, E., and S. Cochrane; KMW-NVHP

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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  • Barneby, R. C. 1970. A new Astragalus from Nye County, Nevada. Aliso 7: 161-163.

  • Barneby, R.C. 1989. Fabales. Pages 1-279 in: A. Cronquist, A. H. Holmgren, N. H. Holmgren, J. L. Reveal, and P. K. Holmgren. Intermountain flora vol. 3, part B. Bronx: The New York Botanical Garden.

  • Beatley, J.C. 1976. Vascular plants of the Nevada Test Site and central-southern Nevada: ecologic and geographic distributions. Nevada Test Site: Energy Research and Development Administration, and Springfield, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, TID-26881. 308 pages.

  • Blomquist, K.W., C.A. Wills, W.K. Ostler, K.R. Rautenstrauch, and T.P. O'Farrell. 1992. Distribution, life history, management, and current status of Astragalus beatleyae on the U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site. Santa Barbara, California: EG& G/EM report 10617-2187.

  • Cochrane, S.A. 1979. Status of endangered and threatened plant species on Nevada Test Site - a survey, parts 1 and 2. Appendix C: Collection records for the taxa considered. Santa Barbara, California: EG& G/EM Report 183-2356.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1988. A flora of Nevada. Ph.D. dissertation. Univ. of Nevada, Reno. 3 volumes. 1729 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.

  • Knight, T.A. and F.J. Smith. 1995. An inventory for rare, threatened, endangered and endemic plants and unique communities on Nellis Air Force Bombing and Gunnery Range, Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties, Nevada. United States Department of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program. Vol II. Las Vegas: The Nature Conservancy of Nevada, 59 pp. w/appendices.

  • Knight, T.A., F.J. Smith, and D. Pritchett. 1997. An inventory for rare, threatened, endangered, and endemic plants and unique communities on Nellis Air Force Bombing and Gunnery Range, Clark, Lincoln, and Nye counties, Nevada. United States Department of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program. Final volume IV, part A: the inventory, and part B: the maps (separately bound). Las Vegas: The Nature Conservancy of Nevada. 180 pages + appendices and maps.

  • Mozingo, H.N. and M. Williams. 1980. The threatened and endangered plants of Nevada. Portland, Oregon: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Reno, Nevada: Bureau of Land Management. 268 pp.

  • Mozingo, H.N., and M. Williams. 1980. The threatened and endangered plants of Nevada. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management, Portland, OR. 268 pp.

  • Nevada Natural Heritage Program. 1986-present. Slide collection files. Carson City.

  • Nevada Natural Heritage Program. 1998-present. Index to available images (web page). Carson City: Nevada Natural Heritage Program public web site, http://heritage.nv.gov/images.htm.

  • Rhoads, W.A. and M.P. Williams. 1977. Status of endangered and threatened plant species on Nevada Test Site - a survey. Part 1: endangered species. Santa Barbara, California: EG& G/EM Report 1183-2356.

  • Rhoads, W.A., S.A. Cochrane and M. Williams. 1979. Addendum to status of endangered and threatened plant species on Nevada Test Site - a survey, parts 1 & 2. Santa Barbara, California: EG& G/EM Report 1183-2356.

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