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Encyclopedia > Castilleja neglecta
iTiburon Indian paintbrush
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Orobanchaceae
Genus: Castilleja
Species: C. neglecta
Binomial name
Castilleja neglecta
(Zeile) Chuang & Heckard

Tiburon Indian paintbrush, whose scientific name is Castilleja neglecta or Casteileja affinis spp. neglecta, is an endangered perennial herb that occurs in seven different colonies in the San Francisco Bay Area including the Tiburon Peninsula[1] of Marin County, California; American Canyon in Napa County; one site in Santa Clara County[2] and one further site in Marin County. This species has been listed as endangered by both the state of California and the United States Government.[3][4] Tiburon Indian paintbrush grows on open slopes having serpentine soils and produces showy pinkish yellow flowers in late March through June. The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. ... Image File history File links Status_iucn3. ... The critically endangered Amur Tiger, a rare subspecies of tiger. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Magnoliopsida is the botanical name for a class: this name is formed by replacing the termination -aceae in the name Magnoliaceae by the termination -opsida (Art 16 of the ICBN). ... Families See text The Order Lamiales is a taxon in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. ... Genera See text Orobanchaceae , or the broomrape family, is a family of flowering plants of the order Lamiales, with about 25 genera and more than 200 species. ... Species About 200 species, including: Stativa chromosa Stativa coccinea Stativa indivisa Stativa miniata Stativa mutis Stativa pallida Stativa is a genus of about 200 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants native to the west of the Americas from Alaska south to the Andes, as well as northeast Asia. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is the formal method of naming species. ... An endangered species is a species whose population is so small that it is in danger of becoming extinct. ... A Red Valerian, a perennial plant. ... Herbs: basil Herbs (IPA: hə(ɹ)b, or əɹb; see pronunciation differences) are plants grown for culinary, medicinal, or in some cases even spiritual value. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Tiburon is an affluent town in Marin County, California. ... Marin County (pronounced mah-RIN) is a county located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. ... American Canyon is the second largest city within Napa County located around the Bay Area. ... Napa County is in north-central California Napa Valley is most famous for its wine. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ... Marin County is a county located in Californias San Francisco Bay Area, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Serpentine soils are soils derived from the serpentine mineral, and other ultramafic rocks. ...

The Tiburon Indian paintbrush has an erect growth habit with branched stems and attains a height of 30 to 60 centimeters. C. neglecta is a root hemi-parasite; that is, its roots invade those of other species to enhance nutrient and water flow. This wildflower occurs at altitudes less than 300 meters.[5] in native bunch grass communities. Tiburon Indian paintbrush has been a topic of analysis of numerous site specific and programmatic[6] land development proposals. The species is also known by the common name Tiburon paintbrush. A nutrient is either element or compound necessary for or contributing to an organisms metabolism, growth, or other functioning. ... Five wildflower species Penstemon strictus A wildflower (or wild flower) is a flower that grows wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted. ... Any grass of the poaceae family that grows in clumps or tufts may be called bunch grass. ...



This erect plant is bristly and has lanceolate shaped leaves of length two to four centimeters. Like most of its genus, its architecture is one of moderate branching habit, with a total plant height above ground of 15 to 60 centimeters. Inflorescences are pinkish yellow sometimes grading to red and are 1.5 to 2.5 centimeters across. Fruits are 1.0 to 1.5 centimeters in size. Lanceolate refers to a narrow oval shape that is pointed at both ends. ... An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers on a branch of a plant. ...

See also

Rare species is an organism which is very uncommon or scarce. ... Recovery Plan is a program in the USA to develop protocols for protecting and enhancing rare and endangered species populations. ...


  1. ^ Marinero Estates Environmental Impact Report, Tiburon, California, Earth Metrics, town of Tiburon, 1989
  2. ^ Coyote Ridge colony in Santa Clara County
  3. ^ California rare and endangered species
  4. ^ Federal Register Listing 1995
  5. ^ Jepson Manual, University of California Press, 1993
  6. ^ Napa County Transportation Planning Agency tax proposal EIR

External links

  • USDA county level distribution of Tiburon Indian paintbrush



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