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Orcuttia inaequalis

Orcuttia inaequalis Hoover

San Joaquin Orcuttgrass, San Joaquin Valley Orcutt Grass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Orcuttia californica var. inaequalis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Distribution: Known in North America only in California, where it is listed as endangered.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1ZP
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (CA)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (

Additional resources

USDA: Find Orcuttia inaequalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Orcuttia inaequalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Orcuttia inaequalis


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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