Species Details

Botrychium yaaxudakeit

giant moonwort

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Scientific Name:
Botrychium yaaxudakeit Stensvold & Farrar
Common Name:
giant moonwort
Family: Ophioglossaceae
Element Code: PPOPH01180
USDA Plants Symbol: BOYA
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.1 to 2B.1 on 2013-06-12
added to 2.1 on 2012-03-05
Add Date: 2012-03-05
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Aug
Elevation:
3200 - 3200 meters
10500 - 10500 feet
General Habitat:
  • Alpine boulder and rock field (meadows)
General Micro Habitat: Limestone and marble
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Discovered in CA in 2007 by Alison Colwell; known only from Virginia Canyon in Yosemite NP. Similar to B. lunaria. Not in The Jepson Manual (1993). See American Fern Journal 92(2):150-160 (2002) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 1
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 1
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 1
Presence:
Presumed Extant 1
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alaska (AK), California (CA), Montana (MT), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Tuolumne (TUO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Dunderberg Peak (3811913)
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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