CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
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Status: record peltigera_gowardii - Thu, Dec. 2, 2021, 08:19 ET b
Peltigera gowardii
common namewestern waterfan lichen
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life formfoliose lichen aquatic
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 4.2
LIST 4: Limited distribution (Watch List).
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G3G4   G3G4: Intermediate between G3 and G4
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Counties, states, regions:
El Dorado (ELD), Fresno (FRE), Madera (MAD), Mono (MNO), Plumas (PLU), Sierra (SIE), Tulare (TUL), Tuolumne (TUO), Yuba (YUB), Georgia (GA), Massachusetts (MA), Maine (ME), Montana (MT), North Carolina (NC), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Tennesee (TN), Virginia (VA), Vermont (VT), Washington (WA)
  • Pending additional quad-level data, only county data are being provided for List 4 plants.
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Riparian forest (RpFrs)/On rocks in cold water creeks with little or no sediment or disturbance
elevation range1065 - 2620 meters
Threatened by hydrological alterations, recreational activities, erosion, logging, and vehicles. Often associated with rich bryophyte flora. See Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 13(2):42-44 (2006) for CALS Conservation Committee sponsorship.
full namePeltigera gowardii Lendemer & H. O’Brien
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Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  NLVER00460
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 from

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