CPC Plant Profile: Pennell's Bird's-beak
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Plant Profile

Pennell's Bird's-beak (Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris)

  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Orobanchaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 161546
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/18/2021

herbaceous annual

Participating Institutions
  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Cordylanthus tenuis subsp. capillaris in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 7554 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 01/01/2010

potential residential development, timber harvest activities, garbage dumping, slope erosion, off-road vehicle use, and roadside maintenanceh

  • 01/01/2010

found in two locations from the vicinity of Camp Meeker in Sonoma Co.

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Taxon Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris
Authority (Pennell) T.I.Chuang & Heckard comb. nov. ined.
Family Orobanchaceae
CPC Number 1063
ITIS 523897
Common Names Pennell Bird's-beak | Pennell's bird's beak
Associated Scientific Names Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris | Cordylanthus capillaris
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1

serpentine flats among chaparral at exevations of approximately 150-to 800 ft.

Ecological Relationships

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