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San Clemente Island Buckwheat (Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum)

  • Global Rank: T3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 138110
  • Lifeform: Shrub, Subshrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

Where is San Clemente Island Buckwheat (Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum) located in the wild?

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San Clemente Island Buckwheat can be found in California

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Conservation Actions

  • 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 Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 166 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

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Taxon Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum
Authority M. Carran
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 1723
ITIS 527993
Duration Perennial
Common Names San Clemente Island Buckwheat | San Clemente Island Wild Buckwheat
Associated Scientific Names Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum
State Rank
State State Rank
California S3?
Ecological Relationships


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