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Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Saxifraga bryophora A. Gray:
United States (North America)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Saxifraga bryophora A. Gray
Catalog Number: US 320778
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): W. H. Brewer
Year Collected: 1863
Locality: Ebbett's Pass., California, United States, North America
  • Syntype: Gray, A. 1865. Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 6: 533.
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Syntype for Saxifraga bryophora A. Gray
Catalog Number: US 320777
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): W. H. Brewer
Year Collected: 1863
Locality: Sierra Nevada, peak notheast of camp 117., California, United States, North America
Elevation (m): 2743
  • Syntype: Gray, A. 1865. Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 6: 533.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Micranthes bryophora

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Micranthes bryophora

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

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Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Wikipedia

Micranthes bryophora

Micranthes bryophora is a species of saxifrage known by the common name bud saxifrage. It is native to the western United States, where its two varieties are geographically separated. The more common var. bryophora is endemic to the mountains of California, and the rare var. tobiasiae is known only from the Payette National Forest of western Idaho.[1][2]

This plant is a perennial herb producing a basal rosette of fleshy, hairy, lance-shaped leaves up to 4 centimeters long. The inflorescence arises on a peduncle up to 25 centimeters tall with widely spaced flowers, each at the tip of a pedicel. The inflorescence also contains reproductive bulblets. Each flower has five spade-shaped petals which are white with two golden spots near the base. At the center are ten stamens tipped with red anthers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mancuso, M. Monitoring Tobias' saxifrage (Saxifraga bryophora var. tobiasiae) on the Payette National Forest: First year results. Idaho Department of Fish & Game, December 2001.
  2. ^ USDA Forest Service Botany in the News
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