CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
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Status: Information about fields in CNPS Inventory - Tue, Sep. 19, 2017 07:43 ET c

1. Fields in database

1.1 SCINAME

head scientific name
help reference: 6th edition book Scientific Names

1.2 COM_NAME

head common name
help reference: 6th edition book Common Names

1.3 FAMILY

head family
help reference: 6th edition book Family Names

1.4 image

type IMAGE
head Inventory image
help a local thumbnail image for the species

1.5 image_credit

head
help photo credits for "image"

1.6 LIFE_FORM

head life form
help reference: 6th edition book Life Form
  Index by life form

1.7 CNPS_LIST

head CA Rare Plant Rank
help CNPS

1.8 CAENDEMIC

head Endemic in California
help CNPS

1.9 SRANK

head state rank
help CNDDB

1.10 GRANK

head global rank
help CNDDB

1.11 STATE_STAT

head CA state listing
help CNPS

1.12 FED_STAT

head federal listing
help CNPS

1.13 COUNTIES

head Counties, states, regions
help reference: 6th edition book Distribution - Displayed in where_found.
  Index by counties, states
Note: listed zones reflect past knowledge, and do not imply that a species cannot be present elsewhere.

1.14 QUADS_123

head Topographic Quads
help reference: 6th edition book Quadrangles - Displayed in where_found.
Caution: Listed quads reflect past knowledge, and do not necessarily imply that a species cannot be present elsewhere. Index by quads
The Inventory currently does not offer quad-level location data for List 4 taxa. Because of this limitation, searches that specify quad will return taxa from List 1-3 only. Searches that specify county (i.e., "{zones}") will return taxa from all lists.
Quad names refer to 7 1/2 minute USGS maps, with two exceptions: 1. Names that end in NE, NW, SE, and SW refer to quadrants of 15 minute maps that have no 7 1/2 minute equivalents. 2. Three-letter codes are used to refer to the offshore islands. Quad numbers reflect the codes used by the California Dept. of Water Resources to refer to USGS quads.

1.15 NATCOMS

head CNPS habitats
help The Inventory uses a set a habitat definitions that predate the Manual of California Vegetation.
reference: 6th edition book Habitat Types.

1.16 BLOOMING

head blooming period
help Stored as abbreviations, e.g., "Jun Jul Aug Sep (Oct)", but displayed as an interval, e.g., "Jun-Sep(Oct)".
Months in parentheses indicate extended blooming periods - not to be relied on for survey purposes.
reference: 6th edition book Blooming Period

1.17 blooming_orig

head original blooming interval
help reference: 6th edition book Blooming Period

1.18 ELEV_LOW

head elevation
help reference: 6th edition book Elevation

1.19 ELEV_HIGH

head elevation
help reference: 6th edition book Elevation

1.20 NOTES

type HTMLAREA
head notes
help reference: 6th edition book Notes

1.21 FULL_NAME

head full name
help The scientific name accepted by CNPS. It usually matches the Jepson name.
reference: 6th edition book Scientific Name

1.22 CBRREASON

1.23 SCINAMENEW

1.24 ELM_CODE

head Element Code
help reference: TNC via CDFG (CNDDB) and CNPS

1.25 plants_code

head standard acronym
help reference: CalFlora (Plants Code), from USDA PLANTS

1.26 Q123_count

head Quad count
help the number of occupied quads on record - including uncertain and extirpated quads. This value is not a CNPS rarity rating, and is provided for data exploration purposes only.


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