Species Details

Piperia michaelii

Michael's rein orchid

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Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Aug
3 - 915 meters
10 - 3000 feet
General Habitats:
  • Coastal bluff scrub
  • Closed-cone coniferous forest
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Coastal scrub
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
Microhabitat Details:
Recent surveys in VEN Co. have been unsuccessful. Known from SCZ Isl. from a single collection in 1968. Possibly threatened by road widening. See Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1:282 (1885) for original description, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 28:640 (1901) for revised nomenclature, and The Wild Orchids of California, p. 126-128 (1995) by R. Coleman for species account.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alameda (ALA), Contra Costa (CCA), Lake (LAK), Marin (MRN), Merced (MER), Monterey (MNT), San Benito (SBT), San Luis Obispo (SLO), San Mateo (SMT), Santa Clara (SCL), Santa Cruz (SCR), Tuolumne (TUO), Ventura (VEN)(?)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Antioch South (3712187), Cedar Mtn. (3712155), Clayton (3712188), Clearlake Highlands (3812286), Davenport (3712212), Hayward (3712261), Hepsedam Peak (3612037), Lopez Mtn. (3512035), Marina (3612167), Mindego Hill (3712232), Monterey (3612158), Newbury Park (3411828), Old Man Mountain (3411954), Pacheco Pass (3712112), Palo Alto (3712242), Prunedale (3612176), San Benito Mtn. (3612036), San Luis Obispo (3512036), San Quentin (3712284), Seaside (3612157), Soberanes Point (3612148), Sonora (3712084), Tassajara (3712177), Tomales (3812228), Watsonville West (3612187)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant
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