CPC Plant Profile: El Dorado Bedstraw
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El Dorado Bedstraw (Galium californicum ssp. sierrae)

Description
  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Rubiaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 129288
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Updates
  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California Botanical Garden holds 1 accessions of Galium californicum subsp. sierrae in orthodox seed collection. We are uncertain as to how many total seeds are in this collection.

  • 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 Galium californicum subsp. sierrae in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 15 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California Botanical Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Galium californicum subsp. sierrae from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 8 maternal plants

  • 01/01/2010

one or more of the following: urbanization and the ensuing habitat fragmentation, inadequate regulatory mechanisms, road construction and maintenance, herbicide spraying, change in fire frequency, off-road vehicle use, unauthorized dumping, horse

  • 01/01/2010

restricted to one localized area-Pine Hill and surrounding ridges to the west

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Nomenclature
Taxon Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
Authority Dempster & Stebbins
Family Rubiaceae
CPC Number 1980
ITIS 34840
USDA GACAS
Common Names El Dorado Bedstraw
Associated Scientific Names Galium californicum ssp. sierrae
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Habitat

gabbroic or serpentine-derived soils in the foothills of western El Dorado, Nevada, or Tuolumne Counties within chaparral or oak woodland communities oak woodland areas, including sites with ponderosa pine and gray pine

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Reintroduction
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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