Taxon  Report   6534    
Piperia michaelii  (Greene) Rydb.
Michael's piperia,  Michael's rein orchid
Piperia michaelii
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Piperia michaelii
© 2014 Aaron Schusteff
Piperia michaelii
© 2003 Doreen L. Smith
Piperia michaelii, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Piperia elongata ssp. michaelii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Piperia michaelii
© 2000 Joseph Dougherty/
Genus: Piperia
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Habenaria michaelii
CNPS + PLANTS: Piperia elongata ssp. michaelii
More information about  Piperia michaelii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).