Species Details

Pohlia tundrae

tundra thread moss

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Photo of Pohlia tundrae
©2014 Dean Wm. Taylor
Scientific Name:
Pohlia tundrae Shaw
Common Name:
tundra thread moss
Family: Mielichhoferiaceae
Element Code: NBMUS5S1B0
USDA Plants Symbol: POTU5
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-08-02
Lifeform: moss
Blooming Period:
2700 - 3000 meters
8860 - 9845 feet
General Habitat:
  • Alpine boulder and rock field (gravelly, damp soil)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Total Occurrences: 8
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 8
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 5
Recent <=20 Years 3
Presumed Extant 8
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Colorado (CO), Oregon (OR), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Inyo (INY), Modoc (MOD), Siskiyou (SIS), Tulare (TUL), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Eaton Peak (4112238), Huntington Lake (3711922), Kearsarge Peak (3611873), Monache Mountain (3611822), Mount Dana (3711982), Mount Whitney (3611853), Mt. Thompson (3711825), Mt. Williamson (3611863), Payne Peak (4112053)
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
Counties   Quads
Original Description: The Bryologist 84(1):65-74 (1981)
Species Account: Pohlia tundrae profile for potential Species of Conservation Concern evaluation (2018)