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Flagstaff Beardtongue (Penstemon nudiflorus)

Penstemon nudiflorus in seed Photo Credit: Sheila Murray
Description
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • State: AZ
  • Nature Serve ID: 151545
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 10/18/2019

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Updates
Center for Plant Conservation
  • 10/08/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

In accordance with the CPC and USFS Rare Plant Seed Banking Agreement, Sheila Murray from The Arboretum at Flagstaff made conservation seed collections from two populations of Penstemon nudiflorus in Coconino National Forest on September 21, 2019. The first population was located on Anderson Mesa Observatory Road and consisted of 100 individuals. Sheila collected an estimated 2050 seeds from 53 maternal plants. The second population was located on the Upper Lake Mary shoreline and consisted of 55 individuals. Sheila collected an estimated 1365 seeds from 51 maternal plants. For both collections, Sheila collected seed from all available reproductively mature individuals in the population.  Seeds were divided and duplicated between The Arboretum at Flagstaff and the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation in Fort Collins, CO. 

  • 10/14/2020
  • Seed Collection

The Arboretum at Flagstaff has collected seed of Penstemon nudiflorus from 51 maternal lines from a population of 55 individuals located at: AZ, Coconino County, Flagstaff, Upper Lake Mary, shoreline (Accession #2019-0048). The total number of seed collected for long-term storage is 1365.

  • 10/14/2020
  • Seed Collection

The Arboretum at Flagstaff has collected seed of Penstemon nudiflorus from 53 maternal lines from a population of 100 individuals located at: AZ, Coconino County, Flagstaff, Anderson Mesa Observatory Road, small FS road (Accession #2019-0049). The total number of seed collected for long-term storage is 2050.

Sheila Murray
  • 10/30/2019

The Arboretum at Flagstaff has collected seed of Penstemon nudiflorus from 53 maternal lines from a population of 100 individuals located at:  AZ, Coconino County, Flagstaff, Anderson Mesa Observatory Road, small FS road (Accession #2019-0049). The total number of seed collected for long-term storage is 2050.

Sheila Murray
  • 10/30/2019

The Arboretum at Flagstaff has collected seed of Penstemon nudiflorus from 51 maternal lines from a population of 55 individuals located at:  AZ, Coconino County, Flagstaff, Upper Lake Mary, shoreline (Accession #2019-0048). The total number of seed collected for long-term storage is 1365.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Penstemon nudiflorus
Authority A. Gray
Family Plantaginaceae
CPC Number 47067
ITIS 33959
USDA PENU
Common Names Flagstaff beardtongue
Associated Scientific Names Penstemon nudiflorus
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
Arizona S2S3
Habitat

Ecological Relationships

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Reintroduction
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