Species Details

Tortula californica

California screw moss

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Scientific Name:
Tortula californica Bartr.
Common Name:
California screw moss
Family: Pottiaceae
Element Code: NBMUS7L090
USDA Plants Symbol: TOCA9
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: moss
Blooming Period:
Elevation:
10 - 1460 meters
35 - 4790 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chenopod scrub
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat: soil
Micro Habitat:
  • Sandy
Notes:
Need quad for Santa Rosa Island occurrence. See The Bryologist 48:90-92 (1945) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 15
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 2 0 0 0 13
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 7
Recent <=20 Years 8
Presence:
Presumed Extant 15
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Kern (KRN), Los Angeles (LAX), Modoc (MOD), Monterey (MNT), Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG), Santa Barbara (SBA), Ventura (VEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Fortynine Mtn. (4111958), Alberhill (3311764), Imperial Beach (3211751), Lakeview (3311771), Leonards Hot Springs (4112051), Oil Center (3511848), Perris (3311772), Point Dume (3411817), Santa Catalina East (3311833), Santa Catalina North (3311844), Santa Rosa Island North (3312081), Sitton Peak (3311754), Soberanes Point (3612148), Temecula (3311742), Triunfo Pass (3411818)
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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