Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Plants annual, with minute, tuberous body; periderm absent. Stems 2-10 cm. Leaves: basal leaf blades linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1-5 × 0.05-0.2 cm; cauline leaves sessile, blade linear, 1-3 cm. Inflorescences multi-bracteate; proximalmost bract 5-10 mm, leaflike, distal bracts 1 mm or less, reduced to membranous scales. Flowers 10-12 mm diam.; sepals 1.5-2.5 mm; petals white, pink, or candy-striped, 6-10 mm; ovules 6. Seeds (1-)6, 1-2 mm, shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1 mm or less. 2n = 12.
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Diagnostic Description

C. DICHOTOMA and C. LINEARIS both have linear leaves, but they are alternate on the stem. C. SPATHULATA has petals that are less than 5 mm long.

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Synonym

Montia arenicola (L. F. Henderson) Howell
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Type Information

Possible Syntype for Claytonia arenicola L.F. Hend.
Catalog Number: US 966449
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): L. F. Henderson
Year Collected: 1896
Locality: Sandy soil amongst pines and along creeks, Juliaetta, Idaho. [Protologue, "dry, sandy banks along streams as well as dry pine woods, Idaho and Eastern Washington."], Idaho, United States, North America
  • Possible Syntype: Henderson, L. F. 1895. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 22: 49.; Miller, J. M. 2006. Syst. Bot. Monogr. 78: 101.
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Isolectotype for Claytonia arenicola L.F. Hend.
Catalog Number: US 225832
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): L. F. Henderson
Year Collected: 1894
Locality: Common on dry or moist sandy banks of streams, and pine woods. [Protologue, "dry, sandy banks along streams as well as dry pine woods, Idaho and Eastern Washington."], Idaho, United States, North America
  • Isolectotype: Henderson, L. F. 1895. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 22: 49.; Miller, J. M. 2006. Syst. Bot. Monogr. 78: 101.
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Ecology

Habitat

Selaginella mats and crevices of cliffs and rock faces in Great Basin sagebrush and ponderosa pine belt; 200-1200m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering early Mar.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Claytonia arenicola

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


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Claytonia arenicola

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

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

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