Species Details

Carex obispoensis

San Luis Obispo sedge

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Scientific Name:
Carex obispoensis Stacey
Common Name:
San Luis Obispo sedge
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP039J0
USDA Plants Symbol: CAOB2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial cespitose herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
Elevation:
10 - 820 meters
35 - 2690 feet
General Habitat:
  • Closed-cone coniferous forest
  • Chaparral
  • Coastal prairie
  • Coastal scrub
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat: often serpentinite seeps, sometimes gabbro; often on clay soils
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by grazing, non-native plants, military activities, and mining. Possibly threatened by recreational activities.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 29
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
4 3 2 0 0 20
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 15
Recent <=20 Years 14
Presence:
Presumed Extant 29
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Monterey (MNT), San Diego (SDG), San Luis Obispo (SLO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alpine (3211677), Atascadero (3512046), Big Sur (3612137), Burnett Peak (3512172), Cambria (3512151), Cape San Martin (3512184), Dulzura (3211667), Lopez Mtn. (3512035), Lopez Point (3612115), Morro Bay South (3512037), Pebblestone Shut-in (3512161), Piedras Blancas (3512163), Pismo Beach (3512026), San Luis Obispo (3512036), San Simeon (3512162), Santa Margarita Lake (3512034)
Notes:
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.

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