Piptatherum shoshoneanum

Scientific Name:Piptatherum shoshoneanum
Common name:cliff needlegrass
Rank and Status   
Global Rank:G2G3 Native Status:Native
Subnational (State) Rank:S1 Endemic:No
US ESA Status:None Sand Dunes:No
NNHP Tracking Status:Watch List Wetland:No
Other Agency Status Status Last Updated Status Comments
Nevada Native Plant Society Marginal
Distribution (NV Counties)

Status: Confident or certain

Summary Occurrence Data
Occurrence Count:1
Total Observed Area (hectares):Not Available
Maximum Known Elevation (m):Not available
Minimum Known Elevation (m):2109
Piptatherum shoshoneanum data at NatureServe
Piptatherum shoshoneanum photos and data at Encyclopedia of Life
Character Abstract
Identification Comments:
Subspecies Comments:
Phenology Comments:Flowering mostly mid-May through June.
Reproduction Comments:
Habitat Comments:Moist crevices of rock walls or cliff bases of felsic to siliceous composition (rhyolite tuff, quartzite, etc.) in the montane conifer and pinyon-juniper zones.
Ecology Comments:
Inventory Comments:Searched for by Curto (1999) at some sites in the Jarbidge, Independence, Ruby, Schell Creek, Snake, White Pine, and Quinn Canyon ranges in eastern Nevada, but much more potential habitat likely remains unsurveyed.
Inventory Needs:
Version Date:

Not Available