Species Details

Buxbaumia viridis

green shield-moss

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Scientific Name:
Buxbaumia viridis (DC.) Moug. & Nestl.
Common Name:
green shield-moss
Family: Buxbaumiaceae
Element Code: NBMUS1B040
USDA Plants Symbol: BUVI2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: BLM_S; USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
added to 2.2 on 2011-03-23
Add Date: 2011-03-23
Date Edited: 2021-10-08
Lifeform: moss
Blooming Period:
Elevation:
975 - 2200 meters
3200 - 7220 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat: Fallen, decorticated wood or humus
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by trampling, logging, and hydrological alterations; potentially threatened by gold mining; and possibly threatened by recreational activities. Similar to B. aphylla.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 9
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 2 2 0 5
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 3
Recent <=20 Years 6
Presence:
Presumed Extant 9
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT), Humboldt (HUM), Mendocino (MEN), Modoc (MOD), Plumas (PLU), Siskiyou (SIS), Trinity (TRI), Yuba (YUB)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
American House (3912161), Bark Shanty Gulch (4112345), Board Camp Mtn. (4012366), Davis Creek (4112063), Fern Canyon (4112441), Hayfork Bally (4012362), Mt. Bidwell (4112082), Navarro (3912325), Orick (4112431), Polar Bear Mtn. (4112385), Strawberry Valley (3912151), Ukonom Mtn. (4112354)
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
Counties   Quads