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Darlingtonia californica  Torr.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 22004

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Chrysamphora californica (Torr.) Greene
    Darlingtonia californica f. viridiflora B. Rice
    Darlingtonia californica f. californica Torr.
  Common Name(s): calf's head [English]
    cobra plant [English]
    cobra lily [English]
    California pitcherplant [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilySarraceniaceae  – pitcherplants  
                               GenusDarlingtonia Torr. – California pitcherplant  
                                  SpeciesDarlingtonia californica Torr. – calf's head, cobra plant, cobra lily, California pitcherplant  

  Expert: T. Lawrence Mellichamp  
  Notes: Professor of Botany and Horticulture, Botanical Gardens, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 28223   
  Reference for: Darlingtonia californica    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 2 History of CITES listings, CD-ROM (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2011. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-030-7. Available online at or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Darlingtonia californica   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Darlingtonia californica   
  Source: Sarraceniaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Darlingtonia californica   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Darlingtonia californica   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Darlingtonia californica   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): MacPherson, Stewart, and Donald Schnell  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sarraceniaceae of North America   
  Page(s): xv+808   
  Publisher: Redfern Natural History Productions   
  Publication Place: Poole, Dorset, England   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780955891861   
  Reference for: Darlingtonia californica   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Review of Plant Taxa for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 50, no. 188   
  Page(s): 39526-39584   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Darlingtonia californica   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Canada, Native  



  Comment: US ESA: No longer a candidate species because more abundant and widespread than previously believed and not subject to the degree of threats to warrant status according to notice of review, as published in Federal Register Volume 50, Number 188, Pages 39526 - 39584, September 27, 1985  
    CITES: Removed from Appendix II, adopted at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Gigiri, 2000)  



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