Species Details

Chorizanthe minutiflora

Fort Ord spineflower

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Scientific Name:
Chorizanthe minutiflora Rand. Morgan, Styer & Reveal
Common Name:
Fort Ord spineflower
Family: Polygonaceae
Element Code: PDPGN04100
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G1
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: SB_SBBG
CRPR Changes:
added to 1B.2 on 2017-01-17
Add Date: 2017-01-17
Date Edited: 2021-11-05
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
Elevation:
55 - 150 meters
180 - 490 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral (maritime)
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Openings
  • Sandy
Notes:
Discovered in 1994 by R. Morgan. Threatened by lack of disturbance and chaparral succession. Also threatened by non-native plants. See Phytoneuron 63:1-9 (2014) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 5
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 5
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 4
Presence:
Presumed Extant 5
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Monterey (MNT)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Marina (3612167), Salinas (3612166), Seaside (3612157)
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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