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Bentflower Fiddleneck (Amsinckia lunaris)

Description
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 134105
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Updates
Center for Plant Conservation
  • 10/11/2021

In March 1990, authors Erhardt and Baker published "Pollen amino acids-an additional diet for a nectar feeding butterfly?" in Plant Systemics and Evolution. They consider how pollen contamination might impact butterflies that rely on four California plants, including Amsinckia lunaris, for nectar.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 10/11/2021

Amsinckia lunaris is included in the 2012 book by Shakhnoza S. Azimova and Anna I. Glushenkova, "Lipids, Lipophilic Components and Essential Oils from Plant Sources", which describes oils and lipids that can be extracted from a variety of plants.

 

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California-Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden holds 3 accessions of Amsinckia lunaris in orthodox seed collection. We are uncertain as to how many total seeds are in this collection.

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California Botanical Garden holds 1 accessions of Amsinckia lunaris in orthodox seed collection. We are uncertain as to how many total seeds are in this collection.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California-Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden has collected 3 seed accessions of Amsinckia lunaris from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass an unknown number of maternal plants

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, University of California Botanical Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Amsinckia lunaris from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass an unknown number of maternal plants

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Nomenclature
Taxon Amsinckia lunaris
Authority J.F. Macbr.
Family Boraginaceae
CPC Number 8249
ITIS 31704
USDA AMLU
Common Names bentflower fiddleneck
Associated Scientific Names Amsinckia lunaris | Amsinckia anomala | Amsinckia cinerea | Amsinckia disjuncta | Amsinckia longifolia | Amsinckia papillata | Amsinckia yosemitensis
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2?
Habitat

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
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Reintroduction
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