Species Details

Calochortus excavatus

Inyo County star-tulip

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Scientific Name:
Calochortus excavatus Greene
Common Name:
Inyo County star-tulip
Family: Liliaceae
Element Code: PMLIL0D0F0
USDA Plants Symbol: CAEX2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: BLM_S; USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
changed from 1B.1 to 1B.1 on 2011-01-26
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-08-25
Lifeform: perennial bulbiferous herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
Elevation:
1150 - 2000 meters
3775 - 6560 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chenopod scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Alkaline
  • Mesic
Notes:
Most occurrences are small remnants of former populations. Threatened by groundwater pumping, development, non-native plants, road maintenance, and grazing. See Pittonia 2:71 (1890) for original description, and Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences III 2:146 (1901) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 70
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 21 25 5 0 18
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 31
Recent <=20 Years 39
Presence:
Presumed Extant 70
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), Mono (MNO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Benton Hot Springs (3711875), Big Alkali (3811922), Big Pine (3711823), Bishop (3711834), Blackrock (3611882), Chalfant Valley (3711853), Chidago Canyon (3711854), Convict Lake (3711857), Deep Springs Lake (3711831), Fish Slough (3711844), Fish Springs (3711813), Independence (3611872), Kearsarge Peak (3611873), Laws (3711843), Lone Pine (3611851), Manzanar (3611862), Poleta Canyon (3711833), Rovana (3711845), Tinemaha Reservoir (3711812), Toms Place (3711856), Union Wash (3611861), Westgard Pass (3711832)
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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Presumed Extant
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