CPC Plant Profile: Boat-shaped Bugseed
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Boat-shaped Bugseed (Corispermum navicula)

Image of Corispermum navicula Photo Credit: Kathryn Mauz
Description
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • State: CO
  • Nature Serve ID: 160832
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Corispermum navicula Mosyakin, the boat-shaped or crescent bugseed, is a recently described (1995) species from Colorado with few localities and individuals. It is a 5-15 cm tall annual with broad, narrowly lanceolate or linear-lanceolate leaves. It flowers in late summer to fall.

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Updates
  • 09/04/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Seeds have been collected by the Denver Botanic Gardens and stored at the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • 09/04/2020
  • Seed Collection

Seeds have been collected by the Denver Botanic Gardens and stored at the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Recently described as a new species from Colorado, perhaps also in Oklahoma (Mosyakin 1995, 2/2001). Considered endemic by Colorado Natural Heritage Program, with few localities, no protected occurrences and an unknown number of individuals.

Laura Smith
  • 01/01/2010

Heavy Off-road vehicle use.

Laura Smith
  • 01/01/2010

Unknown.

Laura Smith
  • 01/01/2010

Not Available

Laura Smith
  • 01/01/2010

Not Available

Laura Smith
  • 01/01/2010

There is little known about this species and its populations. Surveys are needed to inform management about possible protection from ORV use. Research is needed to determine if the specimens found in Oklahoma are the same species as those in Colorado.

Laura Smith
  • 01/01/2010

Seeds have been collected by the Denver Botanic Gardens and stored at the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Corispermum navicula
Authority Mosyakin
Family Amaranthaceae
CPC Number 44459
ITIS 565087
USDA CONA4
Common Names Boat-shaped Bugseed | crescent bugseed
Associated Scientific Names Corispermum navicula
Distribution Corispermum navicula is only known from Jackson County, Colorado, but may include some Oklahoma specimens.
State Rank
State State Rank
Colorado S1
Habitat

Corispermum navicula is found on sand dunes, and probably also sandy and gravelly lake shores. Elevation of 2500 m.

Ecological Relationships

None known.

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

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