CPC Plant Profile: Hairy Orcutt Grass
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Hairy Orcutt Grass (Orcuttia pilosa)

Description
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Poaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 153668
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/22/2021

densely tufted annual

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

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 2 accessions of Orcuttia pilosa in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 716 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 01/01/2010

habitat loss and degradation due to urbanization agricultural land conversion livestock grazing off-highway project altered hydrology landfill projects competition from weedy nonnative plants

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Nomenclature
Taxon Orcuttia pilosa
Authority Hoover
Family Poaceae
CPC Number 3044
ITIS 41973
USDA ORPI
Common Names Hairy Orcutt Grass | Pilose Orcutt Grass
Associated Scientific Names Orcuttia pilosa
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Habitat

grows only in the basins and margins of vernal pools of the Central Valley of California

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
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