CPC Plant Profile: Orcutt's Spineflower
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Orcutt's Spineflower (Chorizanthe orcuttiana)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 143762
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/18/2021

Participating Institutions
  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 7 accessions of Chorizanthe orcuttiana in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 78356 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 6 seed accessions of Chorizanthe orcuttiana from 4 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 210 maternal plants

  • 01/01/2010

camped on by migrant workers

  • 01/01/2010

1 population


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Taxon Chorizanthe orcuttiana
Authority Parry
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 927
ITIS 21019
Common Names Orcutt's Spineflower | San Diego spineflower
Associated Scientific Names Chorizanthe orcuttiana
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1

Ecological Relationships

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