Species Details

Piperia candida

white-flowered rein orchid

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Scientific Name:
Piperia candida Morgan & Ackerman
Common Name:
white-flowered rein orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Element Code: PMORC1X050
USDA Plants Symbol: PICA13
Synonyms/Other Names:
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3
State Rank:
S3
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 4.3 to 1B.2 on 2007-10-01
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-06-03
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: (Mar)May-Sep
Elevation:
30 - 1310 meters
100 - 4300 feet
General Habitat:
  • Broadleafed upland forest
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • North Coast coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Difficult to determine rarity as some populations rarely flower. Populations often have small numbers. Threatened by logging, foot traffic, and road construction. Difficult to identify from herbarium material. See Lindleyana 5(4):205-211 (1990) for original description, and The Wild Orchids of California, p. 109-110 (1995) by R. Coleman for species account.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 222
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
7 83 65 13 1 53
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 30
Recent <=20 Years 192
Presence:
Presumed Extant 221
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA)?
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT), Humboldt (HUM), Mendocino (MEN), San Mateo (SMT), Santa Clara (SCL), Santa Cruz (SCR), Siskiyou (SIS), Sonoma (SON), Trinity (TRI)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Annapolis (3812363), Bailey Ridge (3912324), Bald Hills (4112328), Bear Harbor (3912388), Big Basin (3712222), Big Foot Mtn. (3812372), Blake Mountain (4012355), Board Camp Mtn. (4012366), Briceland (4012318), Bridgeville (4012347), Broken Rib Mtn. (4112386), Buckeye Mtn. (4012432), Bull Creek (4012431), Burbeck (3912344), Cahto Peak (3912365), Cant Hook Mtn. (4112368), Castle Rock Ridge (3712221), Cazadero (3812351), Childs Hill (4112461), Cold Spring (3912315), Comptche (3912335), Crannell (4112411), Davenport (3712212), Eaton Peak (4112238), Elk (3912326), Ettersburg (4012328), Eureka Hill (3812385), Felton (3712211), Fish Lake (4112336), Forest Glen (4012333), Fort Seward (4012326), French Camp Ridge (4112327), Garberville (4012317), Gasquet (4112378), Greenough Ridge (3912334), Guerneville (3812258), Hales Grove (3912377), Harris (4012316), High Plateau Mtn. (4112388), Hiouchi (4112471), Holter Ridge (4112338), Honeydew (4012421), Hoopa (4112316), Hupa Mountain (4112317)?, Hurdygurdy Butte (4112377), Hyampom (4012354), Iaqua Buttes (4012368), Johnsons (4112337), Kangaroo Mtn. (4112382), Larabee Valley (4012346), Laytonville (3912364), Leggett (3912376), Lincoln Ridge (3912366), Longvale (3912354), Lord-ellis Summit (4012387), Mad River Buttes (4012367), Maple Creek (4012377), Mathison Peak (3912336), McGuire Ridge (3812374), Mindego Hill (3712232), Miranda (4012327), Myers Flat (4012337), Naufus Creek (4012343), Navarro (3912325), Noble Butte (3912386), Northspur (3912345), Ornbaun Valley (3812383), Orrs Springs (3912323), Philo (3912314), Piercy (3912387), Pony Buck Peak (4012331), Preston Peak (4112375), Rodgers Peak (4112421), Salyer (4012385), Sawyers Bar (4112332), Scotia (4012441), Seiad Valley (4112372), Shelly Creek Ridge (4112387), Sherwood Peak (3912355), Showers Mtn. (4012356), Sims Mountain (4012365), Smoky Creek (4012332), Somes Bar (4112344), Thurston Peaks (4012382), Weitchpec (4112326), Weott (4012338), Willits (3912343), Willow Creek (4012386), Yorkville (3812382), Zeni Ridge (3812384)
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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