ORBIC 2018 Rare Plant and Fungi Meeting Recommendations
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Alopecurus saccatusList 3NewAdd to List 3Dick B: few modern records, vernal pool habitat in danger, mis-ID'd often. West of Cascades?Dick BrainerdCWG
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Agrostis blasdaleiList 1, G2S1, Curry Co, CR ecoregion, also in CANewList 3 or List 1, Curry County distribution; also in CACollected this summer in Curry County. Native to coastal California. Found on the old, former 101. Native here for all we know. It's a very easy grass to overlook. [ORBIC note: CA status List 1, G2S2]. Jimmy: if this is a real, natural occurrence, I’d put it on list 1, as in spite of not being looked for, there is unlikely much if any habitat for it here.List 1.Barbara WilsonCWG
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Antennaria aromaticaDropList 4Drop; not document in Oregon and taxonomic issuesZika collections ID as Antennaria aromatica by Chambers in 1998; annotated to A. rosea ssp. pulvinata (which is common) by Beyer in 2004. A. aromatica recognized and considered by FNA to be only in northern Rockies.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Artemesia ludoviciana ssp. estesiiName changedName change: Artemisia estesiiAlign with Oregon Flora taxonomySue VrilakasORBIC
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Balsamorhiza hookeri var. idahoensisName changedG5T3?Name change: Balsamorhiza macrophylla; global rank G3?Align with Oregon Flora taxonomySue VrilakasORBIC
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Balsamorhiza hookeri var. lanataName changedG5T3QName change: Balsamorhiza lanata; global rank G3Align with Oregon Flora taxonomySue VrilakasORBIC
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Bromus sitchensis var. maritimusList 3NewList 3CWG: few records, strictly coastal, threatened by development, prob sea level rise also.CWG
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Calamagrostis purpurescensList 3NewList 3CWG: 2 confirmed recs from Wallowas. High mt plant, hard to ID, not all records are this species.CWG
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Calamagrostis tacomensisList 3NewList 1 or 3; global rank G2 or G3; state rank S1One collection from Larch Mt. (verified B. Wilson, 10/10/2018). The Steens Mt. plants are new species (see C. utsutsuensis). Global rank dependent on Washington since they have almost all of the known populations. Jimmy: List 3, because there is likely to be habitat for it.Barbara: fair number in WA Cascades. List 3.Sue Vrilakas; Walt FertigORBIC; WANHP
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Calamagrostis tweedyiList 2List 2, S1List 3Most botanists probably have not been looking at these closely enough to distinguish from common Calamagrostis rubescens. [ORBIC note: there was also a question re Umatilla County in the distribution. Collection/report from Target Meadows, need further information]Mark and Barbara: one old record at Crater Lake, waif? A few on Umatilla. Mostly in wilderness. Leave on List 2 & hope to get more sites documented. Collection made for Umatilla County, verified by Wilson, waiting to be accessioned at OSCNF of Blue Mts *Paula Brooks (Umatilla NF); Eugene Yates, Jerry Hustafa, Susan Geer (Wallowa-Whitman NF); Joe Rausch, Amanda Hardman, Lisa Foster and Jessi Bronson (Malheur)USFS
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Calamagrostis utsutsuensisList 3NewList 3Soon to be described species, found only on Steens Mt. What had been identified as C. tacomensis. Very local (Steens Mt.) but present from the mouths of the gorges up to the top of the cirques, and currently protected from grazing. Seems secure at this time. Very small range, but well distributed in Little Blitzen and Big Indian Gorge.Barbara: in all gorges at Steens. Climate change threat. Bromus inermis & Alopecurus both introduced in Steens alpine, competitive threat. W/o those inv grasses would be List 4. With, List 3.Sue Vrilakas; Barbara WilsonORBIC; CWG
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Calochortus macrocarpus var. maculosusList 2List 1List 2Washington has downgraded this due to large numbers in southeastern WA. Still few records and plants for Oregon, though.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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California macrophyllaList 2List 1, G2List 2, global rank G3California assigned global rank of G3 and considered but rejected for their list.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Cardamine nuttallii var. gemmataDropList 4Drop; syn of Cardamine nuttalliiC. nuttallii common; align with Oregon Flora taxonomySue VrilakasORBIC
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Carex duriusculaList 2List 2-ex, SHRemove -ex, state rank: S12011 collection verified by B. WilsonSue VrilakasORBIC
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Castilleja luteaList 3List 1List 3This is relatively newly split back out from C. cusickii. Botanists in the blues have only been looking for this entity recently. Recommend putting this on the review list (3) until the taxonomy is official, and also to give people time to document the occurrences.Mark: should stay on List 1 (ask Mark Egger, Dave Tank at U. Idaho). Small pops, high quality intact grasslands, distinctive. Can't handle weeds. NF Botanists: Brooks found a couple of times without really looking; also seen by Geer; also may be more in Washington side of NF. Mark E: not in latest H&C, and will not be in FNA; for both, too late to make the editions. Range is NE Oregon, W Idaho, north to NW Washington (confirmed in Okanogan Co.) and southern BC, possibly in Alberta. Mark E. notes that he has been unable to review all the collected specimens (out on loan) so range is tentative.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Castilleja oresbiaList 4List 3List 4NF: There are 53 records in the Consortium of PNW herbaria. This used to be on the Forest Service sensitive list in the 1990s. Enough sites were found on the Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur NFs that it was taken off the list. No records in ORBIC, perhaps this was taken off Forest Service sensitive list before the records got into ORBIC database. Seems to be relatively common in stiff sage, big sage, and grassland habitats. Recommend putting it on List 4, watch. Egger: While this species has been recorded over a fairly wide area, the records are relatively few, and I know Mark D. has expressed strong concerns about its decline, related to the decline of its Artemesia host. I strongly support maintaining it as a listed species, at least on List 4. If recent data indicates population declines, I would definitely support it being moved to List 2 instead. Jimmy: seems common enough to me (I’ve seen it in a bunch of places in Wallowa County) that it should stay on the watch list, although I’ve not done fieldwork there in a while, so wouldn’t know about recent declines.Mark: Oblg on sagebrush, which is in peril. List 2 due to threats and declining habitat.NF of Blue Mts*; Mark EggerUSFS; private
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Castilleja wightiiDropList 3Drop; not documented in OregonI have yet to see any conclusive evidence that this species’ range reaches into Oregon, and I did not include Oregon in its range in the FNA manuscript. The specimens I’ve seen so labeled were actually either C. litoralis or C. mendocinensis. I would recommend removing it from the lists altogether.Mark EggerPrivate
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Caulanthus crassicaulisDropGlobal rank G4G5, state rank S4; List 4Michael: lots on AIM plots in Lake County, most of the plots. Drop.
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Caulanthus crassicaulis var. crassicaulisDropList 4Drop, syn Caulanthus crassicaulis (see Caulanthus crassicaulis entry)Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; of the three varieties of C. crassicaulis, C. c. var. major elevated to full species, other varieties not recognizedSue VrilakasORBIC
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Caulanthus crassicaulis var. glaberDropList 2Drop, syn Caulanthus crassicaulis (see Caulanthus crassicaulis entry)Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; of the three varieties of C. crassicaulis, C. c. var. major elevated to full species, other varieties not recognizedSue VrilakasORBIC
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Caulanthus major var. nevadensisName changedG4T3?Name change: Caulanthus major; global rank G3?No change in listSue VrilakasORBIC
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Cirsium cymosum var. cymosumDropList 3Drop (too common)Unless I’ve been inattentive all these years and have been misidentifying our native thistles, I know Cirsium cymosum to be common, widespread, and secure in Jackson County (even though there are hardly any herbarium collections from Jackson County). From viewing CalFlora’s website, and the Jepson Manual, I assume it is var. cymosum we have here, not var. canovirens. On all these assumption, I recommend that Cirsium cymosum var. cymosum be dropped from List 3. If any Medford BLM people show up, ask them what they think. If Carex Working Group (or anyone) determines that Jackson County Cirsium cymosum is mostly or all var. canovirens then the inclusion of Cirsium cymosum var cymosum on list 3 is reasonable. But I am guessing that Jackson county Cirsium cymosum is mostly or all var. cymosum (based on the distribution of the two varieties in California, and somewhat on records shown in the Oregon Plant Atlas). I think the problem is not enough of us in Jackson County ever bothered to collect herbarium specimens of Cirsium cymosum. We were always rejecting Cirsium cymosum while looking for, and collecting, Cirsium ciliolatum. If folks at the meeting are troubled by dropping var. cymosum from list 3, then retain it on list 3.Scot agrees, there's a lot. Drop.Wayne RollePrivate
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Cymopertus glomeratus var. greeleyorum???Check with FNA (Wilson) and PNW flora (Darrach) for latest treatment; Oregon Flora not recognizing varietiesBarbara: controversial. Committee wanted to lump all varieties. If lumped, would be common. But, if var. recognized, would be rare. V. limited range. Sue: drop.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Cimicifuga elata var. elataList 4List 4Nothing specific (Lippert); List 3 or 1 (Goldenberg)Lippert: This species was dropped to List 4 from List 1 several years ago because it was thought to be too common and widespread. The populations on the Willamette NF have continued to be infrequently monitored and populations in the densest part of the range have stopped reproducing due to shading. When they do produce reproductive structures, capsules are eaten by deer before the seeds can be dispersed. Further, most of the smaller vegetative plants that made up the bulk of the populations are no longer present, bringing the populations down to 10-20% of what they were 20 years ago. The type of timber management we are doing- thinning second growth stands – does not create habitat for this species that likes openings in older forested stands. We are concerned about both reproduction and long term habitat for this species. Goldenberg: We have lost a couple of sites (see GeoBOB data), due to succession in younger stands. European blackberry infestations probably having an impact in some areas. Need to review the data regionally.Ryan: Alice Smith on Sweet Home says keep on list, declining. Numbers down, getting shaded out. Scot: tried to relocate 20-30 sites, only 1/3 relocated, #s down. Sue: mid-seral, comes and goes. Ed: check conservation strategy, are goals being met? Michael: threatened by weeds, blackberry? Ryan: FS survey effort low. Jeff: is it an Actaea now? Controversial taxonomy. List 3? Revisit G-rank?Jennifer Lippert/Douglas GoldenbergUSFS-Willamette/BLM-Northwest (Eugene)
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Cryptantha grandifloraList 1List 1List 3This recently has been proposed to be resurrected as a species instead of a variety of C. intermedia. OFP shows it as a synonym for C. intermedia. The new PNW Flora list recognizes it as a valid taxa. Consortium of PNW herbaria shows 18 records scattered across the state (which have probably not been confirmed by experts). Oregon atlas does not distinguish it from C. intermedia. May be more appropriate to be on review list to give people a chance to look for it as a distinct thing different from regular C. intermedia. Hopefully info in the new Hitchcock will help people to identify better.Mark: in one small area, not survyed often, unique habitat, stay on List 1. N Grant County Wall Creek and Wilson Creek drainages. One site in WA, ID sites have not been relocated. Ron Kelly would agree. Mike Simpson at San Diego State.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinusG5T5?Name change: Cyperus schweinitzii; global rank G5Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; no change in list placement (List 2)Barbara: disagreement w Peter Zika. Sue: no status change.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Draba cusickii var. cusickiiName changedG4T3Name change: Draba cusickii; global rank G3Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; no change in list placement (List 4)Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Draba incerta var. incertaName changedG5TNRName change: Draba incerta; global rank G5Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; no change in list placement (List 3)Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Dracocephalum parvilforumList 2List 2List 3This species expresses itself after fires Forest Service surveys generally are done in areas before fires. This needs Wallowa County added to list; recent collections from Hat Point road. Also three records in ecology data base; one on Blue mtn RD, Malheur NF, Grant Co; two in Hells Canyon NRA, Wallowa County. Perhaps better to have it on the review list (3) to give people a chance to look for it in recently burned areasMark: has never seen it, despite looking. Linda: 2015 and 2017 collections in Wallowas. Ryan: wouldn't survey burns except maybe for weeds. Lindsey: keep on List 2.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Eleocharis bolanderiList 2G4S2 List 2Drop, too common (Thomas); Drop, move to List 4 or keep List 2 (NF)Thomas: This species is a widespread community dominant in its habitat (rocky, seasonal run-off channels in dry grassland/steppe), and I have observed large populations across Klamath, Lake, Wallowa and Baker counties, while conducting botanical surveys for the Forest Service. NF: This has been found at quite a few sites throughout the Blues (80 records total in Forest Service database for all three Blue mtn forests). Also quite a few records in southeastern Oregon (D. Thomas reports). Persists In fairly disturbed areas. However, it may be facing threats from ventenata grass, and generally drying conditions due to climate change. Recommend consider dropping or putting on list 4, or keep the same. Lisa Foster: I agree, overall, populations do not appear to be affected by grazing or compaction compared to other graminoids, and all Emigrant Creek Ranger District populations seem vigorous. However, as per Amanda the Malheur has a site (or sites?) that has significant ventenata infestation. I could see that as a likely growing threat because of their similar habitat preferences and makes me more hesitant to downgrade to list 4. Curious if any other sites on other Blue Mountain forests have Vententa, or if this is an outlier. Amanda Hardman: Ventenata seems like it may be a threat. Definitely in some areas on the Malheur NF lots of ventenata. Jerry Hustafa: I do not favor a drop yet. I believe ventenata is going to be a significant threat from what I have seen in Wallowa County. Sue V’s notes said Duncan Thomas had come across large pops in Klamath, Baker, and Wallowa counties. Maybe Klamath and Baker but we don’t have large pops in Wallowa County. Only 10 sites in Wallowa CO. All in a geographically limited area. All found by Duncan years ago but have not been revisited. That country north of the town of Wallowa is getting heavily invested with ventenata! Paula Brooks: I’m on the fence on this one. Found often in heavily grazed areas. Came back vigorously in the recent Grizzly Bear fire on the Walla Walla RD. Ventenata and drying trends could certainly be threats. 80 total records in Forest Service database for the Blue mountain area.Barbara: drop. Amanda: hesitant to drop, Ventenata is invading these sites, recent change. Mark: same, Ventenata a problem. Sue: Jimmy said was found in SE OR but Ventenata was coming in. Keep on List 2.Duncan Thomas; NF of Blue Mts. *USFS
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Epilobium palustre?added after Umatilla Co.Add ? after Umatilla County, remove Wallowa CountyThe voucher from Umatilla County at OSC was recently determined by Dr. Myers at OSC to actually be E. ciliatum (which is relatively common in the Blue Mountains). Umatilla NF has additional records nearby in our rare plant database, but there are no vouchers. There is also a record from Karen Antell at EOSC from Union County. She will double check her ID. Dr. Myers confirmed that the records from Klamath County are correctly identified. Recommend change Umatilla Co. to Umatilla Co?. Also noticed that the record from Wallowa Co. on the consortium or OFP website is now removed, maybe it was also determined to be something else. Recommend removing Wallowa County.Mark: def. in Umatilla. Sue: we'll double check Wallowa. Wallowa County, Crowe collection, 8-17-1995, at FS Ecology, Baker City herbarium.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Eriogonum pyrolifolium var. pyrolifoliumDropList 3Drop; syn of Eriogonum pyrolifoliumE. pyrolifolium too common; align with Oregon Flora taxonomy, vars. not recognizedSue VrilakasORBIC
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Erysimum inconspicuum var. inconspicuumName changedG5T5Name change: Erysimum inconspicuum; global rank G5Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; varieties not recognized; track as full species; no change in list placementSue VrilakasORBIC
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Eurybia meritaList 3Add Crook, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Klamath and Linn to county distribution; EC, KM, WC ecoregion distribution; still merit List 3?Taxonomy on this has changed lately, listed in the old H&C as Aster sibiricus var. meritus. OFP atlas and PNW consortium show several records in western Oregon. Hopefully how to identify this is clarified in the new Hitchcock and Cronquist. Does this still merit list 3? There are 47 specimens listed in the Consortium of PNW website. Most sites there in the Blues are in the high Wallowas. There are also three specimens from Wheeler County that are on the Umatilla NF. These have been annotated by Dr. Ken Chambers as Eurybia merita? At least need to add additional geographic areas and counties. [ORBIC note: when added to List 3, the only reported occurrences were from Wallowa and Wheeler County. Annotations within last 10 years show that it is more widespread]Mark: Wheeler Co. are a different species (E. radulina). ORBIC will research collections/sites.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Geum triflorum var. campanulatumDrop; name changedList 2Drop; syn of Geum triflorum var. ciliatumG. triflorum var. ciliatum too common; align with Oregon Flora taxonomySue VrilakasORBIC
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Gnaphalium californicumList 2List 3, SNRList2, S2?A rare early successional species. A new trend.ORBIC will review state rank.Douglas GoldenbergBLM-Northwest (Eugene)
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Isoetes minimaList 1List 3List 1? List 2? Add Baker and Umatilla countiesNF: Currently only listed for Oregon in Wallowa County (from just one site). Very obscure plant, and only identifiable for a very short period of time. Add Baker (Whitman District, not in Forest Service database), and Umatilla Cos. (Walla Walla District, Umatilla NF). Umatilla botanists also found a site in Columbia Co., WA, Pomeroy RD. Put on List 1; or, should it really be List one or two? Hard to say for sure, due to obscure nature. Jerry Hustafa: The habitat where Duncan Thomas found it in was unique and vulnerable to livestock impacts and veg management because of their desire to deck, skid, pile outside of timber and that most of our roads have open terrain between the timber stand and the road. Just saying… We have found no more here since Duncan’s initial detection. Paula Brooks: This is very tiny and ephemeral. I have found it only in two additional spots in the ten years since I have known about it, but I wasn’t specifically looking for it in proper habitat. We now have three additional sites on the Umatilla (for a total of 3, one in WA). One of the spots where it was found was in totally bare soil due to the Grizzly Bear fire in the previous year.Mark: List 1. (Mark Email): there really has been quite a bit of hands-and-knees work done in the Blues over the years doing Botrychium surveys and I feel it is very likely to be extremely rare indeed. Duncan Thomas (email): List 2 (or possibly 1). I originally thought 2 would be good, but then figured it was likely more abundant and under-recorded. I'm not sure it is rare enough to get a 1. I just found it in the Fremont NF (and in the Modoc NF).NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Lathyrus holochlorusNo change in list placement; state and global ranks to be reviewedS2S1Populations declining in the Eugene area [ORBIC note: if state rank changed to S1 there will also be a change in global rank, G1, since all but one of the known populations are in Oregon; no change in list, will remain List 1, whether an S1 or S2]Ryan: one site, near thinning project, trying to protect it. Seed collecting attempt. Ed: IAE has done surveys, check w them for data. Roadsides, easy for pops. To get wiped out. FWS ranked SOC, 2nd tier of recovery plan for WV species. ORBIC will reassess. Adrienne: Metro has 3 sites, producing flowers and seed.Sally VillegasBLM-Northwest (Eugene)
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Lepidium montanum var. nevadenseList 3List 3, G5?T1?Name change: Lepidium montanum; global rank G5?. Keep on List 3?Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; there were three vars in Oregon but still not many sites.Sue: keep on List 3.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Lipocarpha occidentalisList 2NewList 2Had been dropped (not documented) in 2001; collection made from Klamath County in 2016Duncan Thomas
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Lomatium basalticumNewSee Lomatium sp. entry
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Lomatium sp.Change name to Lomatium filicinum (M.E. Jones) Mansfield & M. Stevens; move to List 1List 3, GNRSNRName change: Lomatium basalticum Mansfield & M. Stevens. Yates: S1 or S2, List 1Published Phytoneuron 2016-74: 1–13; 29 November 2016. In Oregon, identified as L. brunsfeldianum. Yates: rare, seldom collected in Oregon (as of 2016, 3 or 4 collections). Local endemic with limited distribution in far eastern Oregon and adjacent Idaho. About ≤10 occurrences in ID; IDFG recommended to ID BLM as “look for”, USFS as “special status.” WWNF is aware of more occurrences (downhill from McGraw LO), but not likely to exceed S2 abundance.Barbara and Mark: limited range. Name changing again to L. filicinum. Mark: agree List 1. Citation for new name: Mansfield, D.H., B.L. Wilson, J.F. Smith and M. Darrach. 2018. Lomatium filicinum (Apiaceae): A new combination epitypified with Lomatium basalticum. Phytoneuron 2018-33: 1-4.  Published 30 May 2018. ISSN 2153 733XSue Vrilakas; Eugene YatesORBIC; USFS-Wallowa-Whitman
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Lomatium packardiaeList 3Drop; syn of Lomatium triternatumL. triternatum too common; align with Oregon Flora taxonomyBarbara: some of NE sites are probably a different species. More taxonomic changes may be coming - may be L. anomalum? L. packardiae will be limited to Succor Cr plants and they are rare. Succor Creek plants should be List 1, endemic with small range. Mark: may turn out to be its own species.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Melica aristataList 3NewList 3CWG: few recs and many quite old
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Melica smithiiiList 3List 2Potential impacts from grazing. Bradtke's collection from Umatilla NF probably mis-idPaula BrooksUmatilla NF
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Minuartia austromontanaName changedName change: Sabulina austromontanaAlign with Oregon Flora taxonomy; no change in list placement or rankSue VrilakasORBIC
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Minuartia californicaName changedName change: Sabulina californicaAlign with Oregon Flora taxonomy; no change in list placement or rankSue VrilakasORBIC
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Minuartia pusillaName changedName change: Sabulina pusillaAlign with Oregon Flora taxonomy; no change in list placement or rankSue VrilakasORBIC
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Muhlenbergia andinaList 3NewList 3CWG: less than 10 recs, may old. Barbara has seen it.
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Montia howelliiList 4List 4List 3Populations are declining in the Eugene area, at least one extinct. Jimmy: also leave on list 4. Populations will go, but they’ll also come. It’s pretty weedy.Sue : Jimmy said leave on List 4. Barbara concurs. More places than you'd think. Gravel parking lots, roadside moss. Scot: comes back in disturbed quarry in Eugene.Sally VillegasBLM-Northwest (Eugene)
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Opuntia fragilis var. fragilisList 2G4G5T4T5Name change: Opuntia fragilis; global rank G4G5Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; only var in Oregon not recognized; no change in list placementScot: the 2 Jackson Co sites are now extirpated. Michael: rerank, range change w/o Jackson sites? Mark: should be at Boardman, the right habitat, but hasn't seen it there. CWG: List 2. Mark agrees.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Penstemon hesperiusG1 S1G1?S1?Remove "?" from ranksWill be officially resurrected when Flora of PNW is publishedJohn ChristyORBIC
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Perideridia lemmoniiDrop; name changedList 3Drop; syn of Perideridia gairdneriP. gairdneri too common; align with Oregon Flora taxonomySue VrilakasORBIC
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Phlox mollisList 1NewAdd to List 1, G1S1Not on any current list for ORBIC. Propose to add this to list 1. Should it be G1S1? This taxa was not treated in the old version of H&C. It was just mentioned under Phlox viscida in parenthesis as “P. mollis, a loosely woolly nonglandular form”. The new H&C will be separating it out and giving it full treatment. There is one voucher from Wallowa County, and one from Asotin County, WA just directly across the border. There are also a few collections from Craig Mountain area in Idaho, but that is it.Mark agrees, distinctive plant, hasn’t seen it in OR.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Poa pratensis ssp. alpigenaList 3NewList 3CWG: 2 records, Steens and Wallowas. High elev, stream edge below snowbanks. Prob more pops out there.
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Poa wallowensisList 3NewList 3CWG: newly described. Pops on Steens and Wallowas. Used to be called Poa laxa there.
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Poa mansfieldii (soon to be described)List 3List 3?local on Steens Mt. We only know of it near the top, in areas moist in August and September because of snow melt. If those are the only places it grows, it could well disappear due to global warming. However, potential habitat in the gorges is hard to search and we don't know how low it grows. Maybe it's more secure than we know. Maybe not.Barbara: if known sites are the only sites, definitely at risk from climate change and very rare.Barbara WilsonCWG
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Potentilla sp. "darrachii"List 1; use published nameList 1List 3. Name change: Potentilla versicolor var. darrachii [published 2017]Ertter, B. and A. DiNicola. 2017. Overview of Potentilla versicolor (Rosaceae) and a new variety in the “sky islands” of central and eastern Oregon. Phytoneuron 2017-65: 1–8. Published 27 September 2017. NF: This variety has just recently been published. Documented sites are all in Grant County, near Vinegar Hill,, in the Greenhorn Mountains (Umatilla NF); and in the Strawberry Mountains (Malheur NF). People need time to revisit records of similar taxa (P. ovina, P. breweri, and P. versicolor var. versicolor) and determine if any might actually be this entity. Recommend putting on the review list (list 3) for now.Mark: keep on List 1, oblg on serpentine. Alexa considers this distinctive from the other spp.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Ranunculus austro-oreganusG3G2Global rank G3Rank calculator result. Lots of plants, several healthy populations.Lindsey WiseORBIC
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Ribes divaricatum var. pubiflorumList 2Remove Josephine and Lane counties, add Curry CountyOur FS and BLM investigations in 2015 and 2016 allowed us to conclude that this taxon does not occur in Josephine or Lane Counties but does occur in Curry County. Curry is the only Oregon county where this taxon occurs. Its inclusion on List 2 remains appropriate but please make these changes to counties listed. Clint Emerson, Kailey Clarno, Stu Osbrack, or myself can provide more information about our 2015 and 2016 efforts to sort this out. Kelli Van Norman, Stephen Meyers, and Bryan Wender may also be able to tell you about some of this.Stephen: has Lane and Josephine specimens. Need more info.Wayne RollePrivate
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Ribes inerme var. klamathenseDropList 4Drop (too common)Common in lowland riparian areas in Jackson and Josephine counties and does not seem to be threatened by either successional processes or human disturbance. It’s habitat is over-run by Rubus discolor, obviously much reducing the Ribes’s presence, but not to the extent that its in any danger of extirpation in my opinion. So I recommend this taxon be dropped from all ORBIC lists.Scot: probably, lots in SW.Wayne RollePrivate
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Ribes laxifloraList 2List 3, SNRList 2, S2?Site is declining due to drought, herbivory.Douglas GoldenbergBLM-Northwest (Eugene)
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Rorippa curvipes var. curvipesName changedList 3, G5T5?Name change: Rorippa curvipes. Keep on List 3?Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; two varieties in Oregon not recognized. If tracked as full species, keep on List 3 or drop.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Rotala ramosiorAdd Grant CountyRecently found on Blue mtn. district, Malheur NF.Amanda: found on gravel pit.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Rudbeckia alpicolaList 3NewAdd to List 3; global rank G3G4, state rank SNRIn FNA, as endemic to WA. But, we have 6 collections, 3 sites, Baker County, Hunt Mt. (1986), Grant County, near Prairie City (1925), and Harney County, Steens Mt. (1954). Fertig questioning global rank, need more info in Oregon. Responses from Mark Darrach and Paula Brooks both report unfamiliarity with this species. NF: Umatilla botany crew may have found some in Umatilla County since the note came out. Need to send it off for confirmation.Sue Vrilakas, Walt Fertig; NF of Blue Mts*ORBIC, WANHP, USFS
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Sedum lanceolatum ssp. nesioticumDropList 3Drop; not documented from Oregon and/or a syn of Sedum lanceolatumAlign with Oregon Flora taxonomyBarbara agrees, this ssp. not in OR.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Sedum rupicolaNewList 2, State rank S1 or S2; Union, Wallowa CountyConfirmed collection from the Umatila, Peter Zika concurs with identification - it is a very distinctive taxon owing to the very fragile cauline leaves that fall off upon collection. It is pretty clearly quite rare (the Wallowa material may be in question). [ORBIC note: Heidel collection viewed at CPNWH is almost certainly incorrectly mapped; WA location]Mark: on rare list in ID. Wallowa collections may be incorrect (leaves still attached in specimens; S. rupicola loses leaves when pressed). More common in WA. Mark DarrachPrivate
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Sedum spathulifolium ssp. purdyiList 3List 4Drop (syn of Sedum spathulifolium) or Rolle: keep on List 4 or move to List 3Vrilakas: S. spathulifolium too common; align with Orgon Flora taxonomy. See Rolle's comments, check with CWG and Peter Zika. Rolle: Sedum spathulifolium ssp. purdyi has always appeared morphologically distinct from other Sedum spathulifolium in SW Oregon. Ssp. purdyi in Oregon is confined to the Applegate River watershed as far as I know, except for an anomalous site along I-5 near Canyonville. I have never had any trouble telling ssp. purdyi from other S. spathulifolium. People who don’t know ssp. purdyi because they haven’t seen it in the Applegate River watershed or from Siskiyou County, California, tend to doubt that the variety even exists. I don’t doubt it at all. So I am comfortable with Sedum spathulifolium var. purdyi remaining on list 4 or shifting to list 3 to reflect its lack of taxonomic acceptance in more recent decades. Even though this variety doesn’t seem to be recognized in more recent taxonomies, dropping it from ORBIC lists seems the less desirable choice to me. HOWEVER, the Carex Working group and Peter Zika have studied and reported on our local sedums and may have seen enough Sedum spathulifolium (all varieties) in a larger geographic area than my observations in the Applegate and Klamath River watersheds. If so, and if those folks support dropping var. purdyi from ORBIC list 4 because they don’t think var. purdyi is taxonomically or genetically distinct, then I will defer to their opinion.Scot: these plants are distinct, knows some from Jackson Co but doesn't seem that common in OR. Barbara: S. spath taxonomy needs to be readdressed, ok w keeping this ssp. tentatively. Herbarium specimens useless in this genus. Need photos. Worth keeping on a list. OFP: all synonyms. List 3.Sue Vrilakas; Wayne RolleORBIC; private
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Sidalcea hirtipesG1G2 S1G2 S2Global rank G1G2, state rank S1Rank calculator results. Some sites being lost to encroaching trees, ranked as highly vulnerable to climate change. Ranked as S1 in Washington.Ed: suspects OR plants are a different taxon from WA plants, even rarer. Barbara: could use taxon work but who will do it?Lindsey WiseORBIC
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Spartina pectinataList 2List 3List 2Recommend potentially changing to List 2 for Oregon. Currently documented in the Blues along the Snake and Lower Grande Ronde Rivers. All sites are on sandbars or cobble bars. The sites along the Snake River are in danger due to water fluctuations due to dams upstream. Encroachment from poison ivy and blackberry (and associated herbicide treatments) on the Snake River also pose potential threats. The two newly discovered sites (Brooks, 2017) on the lower Grande Ronde are very small (just about 10 foot diameter clumps at each spot). There may be additional sites on the lower Grande Ronde; some surveys were done between Minam put in, and Wildcat take out, there a few years ago, but no seed heads could be found on suspect plants (Hustafa). Need more info on the sites in other areas of the state in order to make this call. Jimmy: I also have seen this at 2 sites in the Baker Valley, 1 near the original TNC Thelypodium howellii spectabilis lease, no longer in TNC hands, and one patch on the protected USFWS THHOS easement. It’s cute though, so I’m OK with List 2. Although I’ll bet it turns out to be more common eventually. But these are mostly private land and vulnerable habitats, and it’s very distinctive (for a grass).CWG: List 2.NF of Blue Mts*USFS
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Thelypodium howellii ssp. howelliiG1T1G2T2Global rank G1T1California changed global rank to G1. A few more occurrences of this taxon in California than OregonSue VrilakasORBIC
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Thelypodium howellii ssp. spectabilisG1T1G2T1Global rank G1T1California changed global rank to G1Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Triteleia ixioides ssp. anilinaName changedDrop; syn of Triteleia ixioides; T. ixioides on List 3Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; subspecies not recognized; track as full speciesSue VrilakasORBIC
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Triteleia ixioides ssp. scabraName changedDrop; syn of Triteleia ixioides; T. ixioides on List 3Align with Oregon Flora taxonomy; subspecies not recognized; track as full speciesSue VrilakasORBIC
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Triteleia ixioidesList 3Add to List 3, Global rank: G5, state rank: SNRFull species trackedSue VrilakasORBIC
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Toxicoscordion exaltatumList 2Add to List 2, same distribution information as Zigadenus fontanusSee Zigadenus fontanus entryScot: not many. Can be huge, 5' plus, taller than written description.Sue VrilakasORBIC
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Zigadenus fontanusDrop; information in ORBIC transferred to Toxicosciordion exaltatumDrop; not documented from Oregon (see Toxicoscordion exaltatum)There was some disagreement on what to call those plants in SW Oregon, either Z. fontanus or Z. exaltatus. Occurrences tracked as Z. fontanus in ORBIC will now be tracked as Z. exaltatus or Toxicoscoridion exaltatumSue VrilakasORBIC
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