CPC Plant Profile: Polished Blazingstar
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Polished Blazingstar (Mentzelia polita)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Loasaceae
  • State: AZ, CA, NV
  • Nature Serve ID: 135693
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/28/2021

Participating Institutions
  • 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 Mentzelia polita in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 1169 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Mentzelia polita from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass an unknown number of maternal plants

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Taxon Mentzelia polita
Authority A. Nelson
Family Loasaceae
CPC Number 44930
ITIS 503798
Common Names polished blazingstar
Associated Scientific Names Mentzelia polita
State Rank
State State Rank
Arizona S1
California S2
Nevada S1S2

Ecological Relationships

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