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Fort Ord Spineflower (Chorizanthe minutiflora)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 983157
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Fort Ord Spineflower (Chorizanthe minutiflora) located in the wild?

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Fort Ord Spineflower can be found in California

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Conservation Actions

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 07/02/2021

In 2014, Morgan et. al published a description of Chorizanthe minutiflora in Phytoneuron that included a key for identification as well as a discussion of its range and ecology.

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Chorizanthe minutiflora in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 3432 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, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Chorizanthe minutiflora from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 59 maternal plants

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Taxon Chorizanthe minutiflora
Authority Rand. Morgan, Styer & Reveal
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 44957
Duration Annual
Common Names Fort Ord spineflower
Associated Scientific Names Chorizanthe minutiflora
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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