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Crispleaf Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii)

Flowers of Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii Photo Credit: James L. Reveal
Description
  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: AZ, NV, UT
  • Nature Serve ID: 638307
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/01/2021

Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii is a plant of the Mojave desert. Known from the Las Vegas and Muddy Mountains region of Clark County, Nevada. Also from the flood plain of the Paria River in Kane County, Utah. Its status is candidate due to the loss of habitat from development.

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Updates
  • 09/10/2020
  • Genetic Research

The Taxonomic Designation of Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii (Polygonaceae)is Supported by AFLP and cpDNA Analyses. By Ellis et al. 2009

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Rita Dodge, Heidi Simper
  • 01/01/2010

Development Off-road vehicles

Rita Dodge, Heidi Simper
  • 01/01/2010

13,739 individuals in the Nevada population. No data from the Utah population.

Rita Dodge, Heidi Simper
  • 01/01/2010

The Taxonomic Designation of Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii (Polygonaceae)is Supported by AFLP and cpDNA Analyses. By Ellis et al. 2009

Rita Dodge, Heidi Simper
  • 01/01/2010

Unknown

Rita Dodge, Heidi Simper
  • 01/01/2010

Ex situ seed conservation Propagation protocol development Habitat protection Reintroduction research Continued monitoring

Rita Dodge, Heidi Simper
  • 01/01/2010

Seed conservation Propagation protocol development Reintroduction research

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Nomenclature
Taxon Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii
Authority Reveal
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 44618
ITIS 823878
USDA ERCON
Common Names Niles's buckwheat | Las Vegas buckwheat | Las Vegas wild buckwheat
Associated Scientific Names Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii
Distribution Clark County, Nevada.Kane County, Utah
State Rank
State State Rank
Arizona S1
Nevada S1S2
Utah S1S2
Habitat

Sandy to gravelly or gypsum flats and washes, saltbush communities.

Ecological Relationships

Unknown

Pollinators
Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID

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