Critically Imperiled Plant Profile
(Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)

Oxytheca parishii var. cienegensis, Cienega Seca oxytheca
Oxytheca parishiivar. cienegensis, Cienega Seca oxytheca. Photo by Steve Matson.

Oxytheca parishii var. cienegensis, Cienega Seca oxytheca
This herbarium specimen shows the annual, taprooted growth habit and diffusely branched inflorescence.  The basal leaves wither before the achenes are ripe. Photo by Steve Matson.

Oxytheca parishii var. cienegensis, Cienega Seca oxytheca
The genus name Acanthoscyphus is derived from the Greek words akantha, thorn, + skyphos, cup, referring to the spine-tipped involucres below each cluster of flowers.  The alternate genus name Oxytheca comes from the Greek words for sharp (oxys) and sheath (theke).Either way, the message hidden in the scientific name is that this genus is armed! Photo by Steve Matson.

Oxytheca parishii var. cienegensis range map.
Marina orcuttii var. orcuttii range map.

Oxytheca parishii var. cienegensis, Cienega Seca oxytheca (also known as, Acanthoscyphus parishii var. cienegensis)

Threats

  • NatureServe has not assessed threats yet.

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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