Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Found at elevations 1000-2000m on calcareous soils in shrub steppe and prefers opens habitats that are moist in winter or spring and dry throughout the rest of the year Sohrabi et al. (2011).

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: In a 2011 study, it was determined that material formerly attributed to Aspcilia fruticulosa in North America is morphologically distinct and in fact a new species, A. rogeri. No material belonging to the Eurasian A. fruticulosa has been found in North America (Sohrabi et al. 2011).

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