CPC Plant Profile: Truckee barberry
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Truckee barberry (Berberis repens)

Description
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Berberidaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 128708
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

No longer taxonomically distinct from the common Berberis aquifolium!!!

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Updates
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Mahonia sonnei is known from only two small populations in a five hundred square meter area along the Truckee River in California. The small evergreen shrub was relocated in 1973 after having been ""lost"" for ninety years. Truckee's barberry is threatened by vandalism, horticultural collecting, and changing land uses. It was listed as Endangered by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1979. Kartesz (1999) and the California Native Plant Society do not treat the plant as a distinct species but instead include it with their treatment of Mahonia repens.

  • 01/01/2010

garbage dumping and development

  • 01/01/2010

One small patch in gravelly bank of Truckee River at town of Truckee (Placer Co) CA. The site is precarious and needs to be monitored.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Berberis repens
Authority Lindl.
Family Berberidaceae
CPC Number 2779
ITIS 18832
USDA BERE
Common Names Truckee barberry | creeping barberry
Associated Scientific Names Mahonia sonnei | Berberis repens | Mahonia repens | Odostemon repens | Berberis aquifolium var. repens
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California SNR
Habitat

riparian

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Bees
Bees Confirmed Pollinator Link
Bees Confirmed Pollinator Link
Butterflies & Moths
Brush-footed butterflies Painted Lady Butterfly Confirmed Pollinator Link
Butterflies Confirmed Pollinator Link
Brush-footed butterflies Argynnis (Speyeria) callippe Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Hairstreaks Callophrys dumetorum homoperplexa Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Hairstreaks Callophrys augustinus Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Hairstreaks Callophrys eryphon Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Hairstreaks Callophrys sheridanii Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Azures Celastrina lucia sidara Jamet Chu Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Skippers Erynnis persius Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Skippers Erynnis telemachus Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Whites Euchloe ausonides Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Blues Glaucopsyche lygdamus Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Brush-footed butterflies Polygonia gracilis zephyrus Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Brush-footed butterflies Polygonia satyrus Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Hairstreaks Strymon melinus Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Brush-footed butterflies Vanessa cardui Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Other
Insects Confirmed Pollinator Link
Reintroduction
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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