A Missouri Survey for Climbing Milkweed and Pale Gerardia
Entry ID: BRD001

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Summary
Abstract: Report Prepared by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Jerry Presley,
Director, under Cooperative Agreement No. 14-45-0009-94-1019, with the National
Biological Service

A Missouri survey for two plant species currently being considered for listing
as endangered species by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was conducted from
April-December, 1995. The two species surveyed were a climbing milkweed,
Matelea baldwyniana (Sweet) Woodson, and a false foxglove, Agalinis skinneriana
(Wood) Britton. Sixteen sites were located for Matelea baldwyniana in five
counties, reducing its range in Missouri from the twelve counties it was
thought to occur in prior to this study. Matelea baldwyniana is restricted to
five counties in southwest Missouri. Although restricted to one part of the
state, it is now believed to be common within its range in Missouri. Agalinis
skinneriana was recorded from twenty-three counties prior to this study; it is
now known from seventeen sites in ten counties. All but one of the sites is
located on the prairies and large glade complexes of southwest Missouri. The
other site is a large glade complex in extreme eastern Missouri. Agalinis
skinneriana is a rare plant, and in Missouri, is restricted to high-quality
prairies and glades.


The purpose of this study was to determine the distribution of two plant
species in Missouri presently under consideration for protection under the
Endangered Species Act of 1973. These two species, Matelea baldwyniana (Sweet
Woodson and Agalinis skinneriana (Wood) Britton, are currently listed as
candidates (C2) for federal listing by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Matelea baldwyniana and Agalinis skinneriana were both proposed for protection
in 1990 (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). At present both species are assigned
Missouri statuses by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Matelea
baldwyniana is listed as "status undetermined" (SU). Status undetermined is a
standing given a species that may be rare or endangered, but whose status
awaits further investigation before an accurate decision can be made. Agalinis
skinneriana is listed as a "watch list" (WL) species. Watch list is a standing
given to a species that is not currently rare or endangered, but whose
distribution is either restricted or declining and thus may soon become rare or
endangered.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has been tracking locations
of Agalinis skinneriana since 1991 and Matelea baldwyniana since 1994.
Location information as well as numbers of plants at a site and site
characteristics are stored in the Missouri Natural Heritage Database. Because
MDC began tracking these two species only recently, relatively few records had
accumulated in the Heritage Database, and more information was needed to
determine their current distribution and status. It was suspected at the
beginning of this study that both species might be secure in Missouri. This
was based both on Steyermark (1963), who showed both species to be well
distributed in Missouri, and on recent Missouri collections, which had been
made without any concerted effort to search for these species.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 38.0 S: 37.0  E: -91.0  W: -95.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: John Hays
Dataset Title: A Missouri Survey for Climbing Milkweed and Pale Gerardia
Dataset Release Date: 1995-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Jefferson City, Missouri
Dataset Publisher: Missouri Department of Conservation Natural History Division


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-04-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSOURI


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >INDIGENOUS VEGETATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Project
SAR >Species At Risk    [Information]


Quality
Prior to beginning fieldwork for either species, specimens from various
herbaria were examined for both accuracy and label information.
Erroneous records previously in the database were corrected.

Sites where searches were unsuccessful are presented \ in the appendices I and
II.


Keywords
BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES DIVISION
BRD
ENDANGERED SPECIES
FEDERAL CANDIDATES
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
MISSOURI
MO
SPECIES AT RISK
SPECIES OF CONCERN
STATUS UNDETERMINED
CONSERVATION


Originating Center
Missouri Dept. of Conservation


Data Center
Science Support Program, Eastern Region, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/ssp/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: RICK KEARNEY
Phone: (703) 648-4019
Fax: 703 648-4238
Email: rkearney at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Species at Risk Program
Biological Resources Division
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA


Personnel
JOHN HAYS
Role: INVESTIGATOR


TIMOTHY E. SMITH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (573) 751-4115
Fax: (573) 526-5582
Email: SMITH at mail.conservation.state.mo.us
Contact Address:
Missouri Department of Conservation
2901 W. Truman Blvd.
P.O. Box 180
City: Jefferson City
Province or State: Missouri
Postal Code: 65102
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Crum, T.D., and R.L. Alberty, 1993: The WSR-88D and the WSR-88D Operational
Support Facility. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 74, 1669-1685.

Hays, J., 1995: A Missouri Survey for Climbing Milkweed. Jefferson City,
Missouri; Missouri Department of Conservation under Cooperative Agreement with the National Biological Service (now known as Biological Resources Division U.S. Geological Survey)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1997-04-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-21

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