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Sacramento Orcutt Grass (Orcuttia viscida)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Poaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 135027
  • Lifeform: Graminoid
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

densely tufted annual

Where is Sacramento Orcutt Grass (Orcuttia viscida) located in the wild?

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Sacramento Orcutt Grass can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Sacramento Orcutt Grass (Orcuttia viscida)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 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 viscida in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 123718 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 Orcuttia viscida
Authority (Hoover) J. Reeder
Family Poaceae
CPC Number 3046
ITIS 504052
Duration Annual
Common Names Sacramento Orcutt Grass
Associated Scientific Names Orcuttia viscida
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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