Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 2 accessions of Nitrophila mohavensis in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 61 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.
Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Nitrophila mohavensis from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 64 maternal plants
Nitrophila mohavensis is known from five total occurrences in Inyo County, California and Nye county, Nevada. It is severely threatened by water diversion and habitat alteration. Nearby mining activity also poses a threat to this taxon.
Habitat destruction from road construction, trampling by wild horses, off-road vehicles, invasive species, and ground and surface water pumping.
58,292 above ground ramets in Ash Meadows, NV.
Unknown number in California.
Some protection provided by the National Wildlife Refuge and TNC owned property.
Species is not currently part of an ex-situ collection. This is a high priority for the USFWS.
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