Species Details

Scopelophila cataractae

tongue-leaf copper moss

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Scientific Name:
Scopelophila cataractae (Mitt.) Broth.
Common Name:
tongue-leaf copper moss
Family: Pottiaceae
Element Code: NBMUS6U010
USDA Plants Symbol: SCCA18
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank:
S1
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: moss
Blooming Period:
Elevation:
400 - 400 meters
1310 - 1310 feet
General Habitat:
  • Cismontane woodland (metamorphic, soil)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA from only one occurrence near Copperopolis. Small genus of two species, usually associated with highly mineralized soils. Wide distribution of very small, isolated occurrences. See J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 12:135 (1869) for original description, and Nat. Pfl. 1(3):436 (1902) for revised nomenclature.
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)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), North Carolina (NC), South America (SA), Tennessee (TN)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Calaveras (CAL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Copperopolis (3712086)
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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