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Floristics & Taxonomy

Mills, Carolyn [1].

A Vascular Flora of the Nopah Range, Inyo County, California.

The Nopah Range in southeastern Inyo County, California is a botanically diverse mid-elevation sky island located in the northern Mojave Desert just west of the California-Nevada border. This range has seen very little botanical documentation away from roadsides; however, its calcareous substrates have the potential to yield exciting discoveries including rare and endemic species, range extensions, and new species records for California. The study area is approximately 510 km² (197 mi²) and is located at the intersection of two major floristic provinces, the Mojave and Great Basin deserts. Data collection for this study began in October 2018 and will continue through November 2020. The poster will review the botanical collection history for the study area and present preliminary findings including previously undocumented populations of rare plant taxa such as Agave utahensis var. eborispina (ivory spined agave), Arctomecon merriamii (white bear poppy) and Salvia funerea (Death Valley sage).


1 - Claremont Graduate University, Botany, 150 East 10th Street, Claremont, CA, 91711, US

Keywords:
Floristics
rare plant conservation
Salvia
Agave
desert
mid-elevation sky islands
California
biodiversity
herbaria
inventory.

Presentation Type: Poster This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number:
Abstract ID:115
Candidate for Awards:None


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