Species Details

Polemonium chartaceum

Mason's sky pilot

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Scientific Name:
Polemonium chartaceum Mason
Common Name:
Mason's sky pilot
Family: Polemoniaceae
Element Code: PDPLM0E0T0
USDA Plants Symbol: POCH3
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Aug
Elevation:
3290 - 4270 meters
10795 - 14010 feet
General Habitat:
  • Alpine boulder and rock field
  • Subalpine coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Granitic
  • Rocky
  • Serpentinite
  • Volcanic (sometimes)
Notes:
On watch list in NV. Formerly included plants from the Klamath Ranges, which are now recognized as P. eddyense. Possibly related to both P. eximium and P. elegans. See A Manual of the Flowering Plants of California, p. 783 (1925) by W.L. Jepson for original description, and MadroƱo 60(3):243-248 (2013) for revised circumscription.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 12
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
3 2 0 0 0 7
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 9
Recent <=20 Years 3
Presence:
Presumed Extant 12
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)
Boundary Peak (3711873), Juniper Mtn. (3711862), Mt. Patterson (3811943), White Mtn. Peak (3711863)
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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