Boechera pygmaea
Common Name: Tulare County rockcress
Family: Brassicaceae
Synonyms: Arabis pygmaea
Element Code: PDBRA061N0
Full Name: Boechera pygmaea (Rollins) Al-Shehbaz

Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial herb
  • Blooming Period: June - July
  • Habitat: volcanic or granitic, gravelly or sandy.
    • Meadows and seeps (edges)
    • Subalpine coniferous forest
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences:
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • See Rhodora 43(511):476 (1941) for taxonomic treatment.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1974-01-01
  • Last Update: 2012-04-25
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 2315 - 3400 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Inyo (INY),  Tulare (TUL)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Sirretta Peak (284A) 35118H3,  Bartlett (329A) 36118D1,  Cirque Peak (329B) 36118D2,  Templeton Mtn. (329C) 36118C2,  Johnson Peak (330A) 36118D3,  Chagoopa Falls (330B) 36118D4,  Kern Lake (330C) 36118C4,  Kern Peak (330D) 36118C3,  Quinn Peak (331D) 36118C5,  Mt. Kaweah (352C) 36118E4,  Mount Whitney (352D) 36118E3,  Mt. Thompson (394A) 37118B5
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Quad data is not available for all List 3 and 4 plants. For those that do contain this data, it has not been quality controlled and is potentially incomplete, inaccurate, and/or out of date. Please use caution when referencing this information. We are currently working hard to maintain this data and hope to provide accurate and up to date information in the near future.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 198
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

35118H3=Sirretta Peak (284A) 35118H3;36118D1=Bartlett (329A) 36118D1;36118D2=Cirque Peak (329B) 36118D2;36118C2=Templeton Mtn. (329C) 36118C2;36118D3=Johnson Peak (330A) 36118D3;36118D4=Chagoopa Falls (330B) 36118D4;36118C4=Kern Lake (330C) 36118C4;36118C3=Kern Peak (330D) 36118C3;36118C5=Quinn Peak (331D) 36118C5;36118E4=Mt. Kaweah (352C) 36118E4;36118E3=Mount Whitney (352D) 36118E3;37118B5=Mt. Thompson (394A) 37118B5