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CCH1 Specimen Number  ?   RSA413249   (Accession number)   image_link (to be added soon)
Determination  ?   Yucca whipplei var. whipplei 
ICPN Name Status   JFP Rank 1a, taxonomic or nomenclatural synonym for taxon native to CA  link to ICPN 
eFlora Accepted Name  ?   Hesperoyucca whipplei    link to Jepson eFlora 
Determination (verbatim)  ?   Yucca whipplei var. whipplei 
Nativity NATIVE 
eFlora Habit perennial herb shrub-like 
Collector & Number  ?   James C. Dice  721
Formatted Date (MM DD YYYY) ?  September 09 1987 
Elevation (corrected)  ?   389 meters (1279 feet) 
County (verbatim)  ?   Riverside 
Locality  ?   Ca. 1.6 kilometers NNW of Royal Oak Ranch  
Habitat  ?   Inland sage scrub. 
Notes  ?   Insect larvae data noted. Additional seed voucher collection. 
Morphology Notes  ?   Monocarpic perennial with crowded rosette of linear-lanceolate, green to slightly glaucous leaves with needle-like apical point. Inflorescence a stout panicle to 3 meters tall, ca. 25-50 millemeters in diameter at base. Fruit a somewhat woody, septicidal capsule. Seeds thin, black. Many of the capsules contained a small poirtion of seeds cemented together and hollowed out inside by the reddish-green larvae of Tegeticula maculata. Larvae were ca. 10-15 millemeters long. Locally common on S-facing slope in inland sage scrub with Salvia apiana and Eriogonum fasciculatum. Voucher for seed collection. Note: Leaves on fruiting plants were dead. Thjis leaf from nearby, non-flowering individual. 
CCH2 Phenological Traits  ?   REPRODUCTIVE |FRUIT PRESENT 
Coordinates  ?   33.445000 -117.164722 
Uncertainty  ?   Not recorded 
Datum  ?   Not recorded 
Georeference By  ?   Not recorded 
Source  ?   Not recorded 
Georeference Note  ?   Not recorded 
Date Last Modified  ?   2021-06-09 08:33:52 
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