Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Utah (Garfield and San Juan Counties), Colorado (La Plata, Mesa, Montezuma, Montrose) , New Mexico.

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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Gilia montezumae Tidestr. & Dayton
Catalog Number: US 1326722
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): F. H. Rose
Year Collected: 1922
Locality: Montezuma Forest, south of Lone Cone., Colorado, United States, North America
  • Holotype: Tidestrom, I. F. & Dayton, W. A. 1928. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 55: 73.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Blackbrush, matchweed, and shadscale communities at 1370-1525 m (Welsh 1987). "Dry places, often on clay knolls or on shaley sandstone outcrops, from the sagebrush or saltbush plains up to the oak and ponderosa pine zones, often in the pinyon-juniper community" (Cronquist et al.1984).

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable

Reasons: Range is limited to western Colorado, eastern Utah, and northwestern New Mexico. Rare in Utah and Colorado; apparently uncommon in New Mexico.

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