Taxon  Report   6534    
Piperia michaelii  (Greene) Rydb.
Michael's piperia,  Michael's rein orchid
Piperia michaelii, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Piperia elongata ssp. michaelii
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(139 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Piperia
Habitat: coastal

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Habenaria michaelii
CNPS + PLANTS: Piperia elongata ssp. michaelii
More information about  Piperia michaelii
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 29, 2020).