Species Details

Tropidocarpum capparideum

caper-fruited tropidocarpum

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Scientific Name:
Tropidocarpum capparideum Greene
Common Name:
caper-fruited tropidocarpum
Family: Brassicaceae
Element Code: PDBRA2R010
USDA Plants Symbol: TRCA9
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G1
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG; USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
added to 1B on 2003-05-07
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Apr
Elevation:
1 - 455 meters
5 - 1495 feet
General Habitat:
  • Valley and foothill grassland (alkaline hills)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Rediscovered in 2000 on Ft. Hunter Liggett (DOD). Possibly threatened by grazing, military activities, trampling, and non-native plants. See Pittonia 1:217 (1888) for original description, and Novon 11:292-293 (2001) for taxonomic information.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 22
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 4 0 0 9 8
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 15
Recent <=20 Years 7
Presence:
Presumed Extant 13
Possibly Extirpated 6
Presumed Extirpated 3
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alameda (ALA)*, Contra Costa (CCA)*, Monterey (MNT), San Joaquin (SJQ)*, San Luis Obispo (SLO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Altamont (3712166)*, Brentwood (3712186), Burnett Peak (3512172), Byron Hot Springs (3712176)*, Clayton (3712188)*, Clifton Court Forebay (3712175)*, Jolon (3512182), Lathrop (3712173), Livermore (3712167), Lopez Mtn. (3512035), Midway (3712165)*, Tassajara (3712177), Tracy (3712164)*, Union Island (3712174), Woodward Island (3712185)*
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
Counties   Quads