Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

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Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

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Confidence: Confident

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Confidence: Confident

United States

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Confidence: Confident

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Canada

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

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Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

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United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

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Canada

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Canada

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype for Muscaria monticola Small
Catalog Number: US 368514
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. McCalla
Year Collected: 1899
Locality: Olympic Mountains., Alberta, Canada, North America
  • Isotype: Small, J. K. 1905. N. Amer. Fl. 22: 130.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Saxifraga cespitosa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 31
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Rounded Global Status Rank: TNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Rounded Global Status Rank: T5 - Secure

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Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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Rounded Global Status Rank: T5 - Secure

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National NatureServe Conservation Status

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Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable

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Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled

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Rounded Global Status Rank: T3 - Vulnerable

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Rounded Global Status Rank: T4 - Apparently Secure

Reasons: Saxifraga cespitosa ssp. delicatula is endemic to Colorado (Kartesz 1999), where it is reported to probably be the most abundant species of the Muscaria group (moss saxifrages) on the tundra; two of the other three species in the group are considered infrequent (Weber and Wittmann 1996b).

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Wikipedia

Saxifraga cespitosa

The tufted saxifrage (Saxifraga cespitosa) is a flower common to many arctic heights. It appears further south in mountainous areas of the Alps, Norway, Iceland, Siberia, and western North America.

Densely tufted from a stout taproot, the plant has very short stems with withered, dead leaves at the base. The leaves have three to five lobes; both leaves and calyx exhibit trichomes in the form of glandular hair. Flowering stems range from 5–10 cm, with one or two flowers per stem. Its petals are white, twice the length of the calyx lobes. Smaller specimens, with shorter stems and smaller, yellowish-greenish petals (with uniflorous variants), are rather frequent.

The tufted saxifrage grows on ledges and gravelly places.

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Name spelled with species epithet 'caespitosa' by Kartesz (1999); was spelled 'cespitosa' by him in his 1994 checklist.

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Comments: Name spelled with species epithet 'caespitosa' by Kartesz (1999); was spelled 'cespitosa' by him in his 1994 checklist. Includes var. lemmonii (Kartesz checklist, 1994).

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