Species Details

Brodiaea orcuttii

Orcutt's brodiaea

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Photo of Brodiaea orcuttii
© 2001 Ellen Friedman & Ted Dunning
Photo of Brodiaea orcuttii
© 2010 Andrew Borcher
Scientific Name:
Brodiaea orcuttii (Greene) Baker
Common Name:
Orcutt's brodiaea
Family: Themidaceae
Element Code: PMLIL0C0B0
USDA Plants Symbol: BROR
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial bulbiferous herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
Elevation:
30 - 1692 meters
100 - 5550 feet
General Habitat:
  • Closed-cone coniferous forest
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Valley and foothill grassland
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay
  • Mesic
Notes:
Historical occurrences need field surveys. Seriously threatened by development, foot traffic, grazing, non-native plants, military activities, vehicles, road construction, road maintenance, and dumping. Hybridizes with B. filifolia. See Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 2:138 (1886) for original description, and University of California Publications in Botany 60:59-61 (1971) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 142
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
5 12 8 12 16 89
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 76
Recent <=20 Years 66
Presence:
Presumed Extant 126
Possibly Extirpated 7
Presumed Extirpated 9
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alpine (3211677), Barrett Lake (3211666), Boucher Hill (3311638), Cuyamaca Peak (3211685), Del Mar (3211782), Descanso (3211675), Dulzura (3211667), El Cajon (3211678), El Cajon Mtn. (3211687), Encinitas (3311713), Jamul Mountains (3211668), Julian (3311615), La Jolla (3211772), La Mesa (3211771), Margarita Peak (3311744), Mesa Grande (3311627), Morena Reservoir (3211665), Morro Hill (3311733), Mount Laguna (3211674), Otay Mesa (3211658), Otay Mountain (3211657), Pala (3311731), Palomar Observatory (3311637), Pechanga (3311741), Poway (3211781), Ramona (3311617), Rancho Santa Fe (3311712), Rodriquez Mtn. (3311628), San Marcos (3311722), San Pasqual (3311618), San Vicente Reservoir (3211688), Santa Ysabel (3311616), Tecate (3211656), Temecula (3311742), Valley Center (3311721), Viejas Mountain (3211676), Warner Springs (3311636)
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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