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Mucronate Orcutt Grass (Tuctoria mucronata)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Poaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 152644
  • Lifeform: Graminoid
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Mucronate Orcutt Grass (Tuctoria mucronata) located in the wild?


vernal pools



States & Provinces:

Mucronate Orcutt Grass can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Mucronate Orcutt Grass (Tuctoria mucronata)?

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Conservation Actions

  • 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 Tuctoria mucronata in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 5064 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 01/01/2010

sheep grazing transmission line alien plants are taking over vernal pools are being herbicided by TNC

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Taxon Tuctoria mucronata
Authority (Crampton) J. Reeder
Family Poaceae
CPC Number 7046
ITIS 202499
Duration Annual
Common Names Mucronate Orcutt Grass | Solano Grass | prickley spiralgrass | solano grass | prickly spiralgrass
Associated Scientific Names Tuctoria mucronata | Orcuttia mucronata
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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