Species Details

Bruchia bolanderi

Bolander's bruchia

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©2021 Scot Loring
Photo of Bruchia bolanderi
© 2016 Chris Wagner
Photo of Bruchia bolanderi
©2021 Scot Loring
Scientific Name:
Bruchia bolanderi Lesq.
Common Name:
Bolander's bruchia
Family: Bruchianceae
Element Code: NBMUS13010
USDA Plants Symbol: BRBO2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 4.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3
State Rank:
Other Status: USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2B.2 to 4.2 on 2014-09-02
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-04-05
Lifeform: moss
Blooming Period:
1700 - 2800 meters
5580 - 9185 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat: damp soil
Micro Habitat:
Possibly threatened by fuel reduction projects, trampling, and recreational activities. In vegetative state similar in appearance to Leptobryum pyriforme. Sporophytes distinctive. See Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences 1:5 (1868) for original description.
Total Occurrences: 28
Element Occurrence Ranks:
1 3 0 0 0 24
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 19
Recent <=20 Years 9
Presumed Extant 28
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
El Dorado (ELD), Fresno (FRE), Madera (MAD), Mariposa (MPA), Mendocino (MEN), Modoc (MOD), Mono (MNO), Nevada (NEV), Placer (PLA), Plumas (PLU), Sierra (SIE), Siskiyou (SIS), Tulare (TUL), Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Mt. Rose (3911938), American House (3912161), Bucks Lake (3912182), Camp Nelson (3611825), Condrey Mtn. (4112288), Cooper Peak (3811927), Dogwood Peak (3912171), Dunderberg Peak (3811913), Echo Lake (3812071), El Capitan (3711966), Emigrant Lake (3811926), Freel Peak (3811978), Hull Creek (3812011), Huntington Lake (3711922), Kern Peak (3611833), Little Shuteye Peak (3711944), Lodgepole (3611856), Mammoth Mtn. (3711961), Mariposa Grove (3711955), Meadow Valley (3912181), Mt. Bidwell (4112082), Mt. Fillmore (3912067), Mt. Harkness (4012143), Mt. Ingalls (3912086), Nelson Mtn. (3711911), Norden (3912033), North Palisade (3711815), Onion Valley (3912078), Pinecrest (3811928), Pyramid Peak (3812072), Reading Peak (4012144), Rockbound Valley (3812082), Shuteye Peak (3711934), Soda Springs (3912034), South Lake Tahoe (3811988), Squaw Dome (3711943), Tenaya Lake (3711974), Timber Knob (3711953), Tioga Pass (3711983), Tobias Peak (3511875), Willits (3912343)
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
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