Species Details

Rhynchospora californica

California beaked-rush

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Scientific Name:
Rhynchospora californica Gale
Common Name:
California beaked-rush
Family: Cyperaceae
Element Code: PMCYP0N060
USDA Plants Symbol: RHCA10
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
Elevation:
45 - 1010 meters
150 - 3315 feet
General Habitat:
  • Bogs and fens
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Meadows and seeps (seeps)
  • Marshes and swamps (freshwater)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by marsh habitat loss. See Rhodora 46:272-273 (1944) for original description, and MadroƱo 33(2):150 (1986) for information on BUT Co. collection.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 9
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 3 0 0 2 4
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 7
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presence:
Presumed Extant 7
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), Marin (MRN), Napa (NAP), Sonoma (SON)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Drakes Bay (3812218), Mt. George (3812232), Paradise West (3912176), Richardson Springs (3912177), Sebastopol (3812247), Two Rock (3812237)
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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