CPC Plant Profile: Palmate-bracted Bird's-beak
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Palmate-bracted Bird's-beak (Chloropyron palmatum)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Orobanchaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 153527
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 04/04/1991

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  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 6 accessions of Chloropyron palmatum in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 23881 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Narrow range in California, with few occurrences. This species is threatened by a whole host of different factors.

  • 01/01/2010

vandalism waste water treatment facilities agriculture urbanization

  • 01/01/2010

3 populations, one of which is a transplant 5 sites in wildlife preserves 3 populations of 10,000 healthy plants


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Taxon Chloropyron palmatum
Authority (Ferris) Tank & J.M. Egger
Family Orobanchaceae
CPC Number 1059
ITIS 834158
Common Names Ferris' Bird's-beak | Palmate-bracted Bird's-beak | palmbract bird's-beak
Associated Scientific Names Cordylanthus palmatus | Chloropyron palmatum | Cordylanthus carnulosus | Cordylanthus palmatus ssp. carnulosus | Adenostegia palmata
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1

saline-alkali soil

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Bumble bees Bombus californicus Confirmed Pollinator Link
Bumble bees Bombus vosnesenskii Confirmed Pollinator Link
Bumble bees Bombus occidentalis Confirmed Pollinator Link
Sweat bees Halictus tripartitus Confirmed Pollinator Link
Sweat bees Dialictus Confirmed Pollinator Link
Sweat bees Evylaeus Confirmed Pollinator Link
Sweat bees Halictidae Confirmed Pollinator Link
Wind Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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