Species Details

Eriogonum alexanderae

Alexander's buckwheat

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Scientific Name:
Eriogonum alexanderae (Reveal) Grady & Reveal
Common Name:
Alexander's buckwheat
Family: Polygonaceae
Element Code: PDPGN084C5
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3Q
State Rank:
S1
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 1B.1 on 2011-11-29
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-12-09
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
Elevation:
2895 - 2895 meters
9500 - 9500 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Gravelly (sometimes)
  • Shale (sometimes)
Notes:
Previously on List 2.2 as E. ochrocephalum var. alexanderae; see this name in TJM (1993). Known in CA from only between Potato Pk. and Bodie Mtn., where not seen since 1967; field surveys needed. Potentially threatened by gold mining. Not in TJM 2 and treated as a synonym of E. crosbyae in FNA Vol. 5, which does not occur in CA. See Great Basin Naturalist 45:276 (1985) for original description, and Phytologia 66(4):295-321 (1989) and 24:33-38 (2011) for taxonomic treatments.
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 1
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 1
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Mono (MNO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bodie (3811921), Cedar Hill (3811827), Sweetwater Creek (3811942)
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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