Fort Lewis College Herbarium
Catalog #: FLD0013387
Occurrence ID (GUID): 8ac9df84-7d71-4efe-b430-24de6467eaba
Secondary Catalog #: 012707
Taxon: Botrychium pinnatum St. John
Family: Ophioglossaceae
Collector: Tim Reeves   10639g   
Date: 2005-08-04
Verbatim Date: 4 Aug 2005
Additional Collectors: Jim Welles & Les Lundquist
Locality: United States, Colorado, San Juan, Molas Pass. 0.09 mi E of & below summit at parking lot on US 550
37.736528  -107.696056
Verbatim Coordinates: N37 44' 11.5" W107 41' 45.8"; TRS: T40N R8W sec 13 Center
Elevation: 3303 meters Verbatim Elevation: 10836 ft
Habitat: Subalpine meadow/slopes on 25 degree E-facing slope. Subalpine meadow duff; shallow soil mostly heald by vegetaion roots.
Substrate: 90 percent vegetation cover with a little bare soil and scattered porphytric andesite (igneous) and mudstone rocks/gravel. Porphyritic andesite (igneous) and mudstone. Old disturbed area.
Associated Species: Sacttered low willows and Ribes and Lonicera involucrate shrubs and scattered stands of spruce and aspen. Grasses and sedges, Thalictrum alpinum, Yarrow, Fageria, Dandelion, Agoseris, Potentilla sp., yellow Castilleja, epilobium.
Description: Botrichyums mostly growing in dense vegetation in solid, root-massed sod which must be cut by a knife. all Botrychiums judged in field to be deep, bright green above and more-or-less glaucous below.
Reproductive Condition: Spores present
Notes: Botrychiums on more moist slope below rocky bench. Botrychiums found in 30m x 10m area. First Botrychiums found after 30 minute search.
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Record ID: 8ac9df84-7d71-4efe-b430-24de6467eaba
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Ross McCauley, Curator (
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