Gilmania luteola, Goldencarpet
Scientific Name: Gilmania luteola
Common Name: Goldencarpet
Also Called: Golden-carpet Gilmania
Family: Polygonaceae, Buckwheat Family
Synonyms: ( Phyllogonum luteolum)
Status: to California.
Annual Size: Up to 6" or so by 8" wide, more or less.
Growth Form: ; Forb/herb ; decumbent or sparsely hairy.
glabrous Leaves: Green; and basal in cauline or 3; leaf shape whorls , up to ⅓" wide attached to a ¾" spathulate .
petiole Flower Color: Greenish-yellow; , inflorescence , terminal -like; flowers 3 to 9, cyme sepals and collectively referred to as a petals ; perianth an fruit .
achene Flowering Season: February to May
Elevation: 30 to 1,500 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Alkaline barrens, slopes and flats, Chenopodiaceae scrub communities.
Recorded Range: Gilmania luteola is very rare in the United States where it's entire distribution is limited Death Valley National Park, Inyo, County, southeast California.
North America & US County Distribution Map for
. Gilmania luteola
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: Gilmania luteola is a species of conservation concern in California. [State Rank: S2: Imperiled; Global Rank: G2: Imperiled.] Genus Information: Gilmania is limited in distribution to southeastern California in Inyo County. This is a monotypic genus with 1 taxa. USDA Plants.gov has 1 species in Gilmania with 1 accepted taxa overall. The Plant List shows 1 genus for Gilmania as Phyllogonum luteolum, a synonym of Gilmania luteola.
Comments: Gilmania luteola is very rare in the United States where it is known from fewer than twenty occurrences in Death Valley National Monument and Park.
Date Profile Completed: 06/08/2016,
updated format 10/01/2017 References:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database and USGS ITIS search - (accessed 06/05/2016)
CNPS; California Native Plant Society; Rare and Endangered Plant Inventory. (accessed 06/05/2016).
James L. Reveal & Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Gilmania luteola, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26991, accessed on June 08, 2016.
Craig C. Freeman, James L. Reveal, | Family List | FNA Vol. 5 | Polygonaceae | Gilmania 1. Gilmania luteola (Coville) Coville, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 26: 210. 1936. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 16+ vols. New York and Oxford.
FNA Wikipedia contributors, 'Gilmania', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 7 May 2015, 15:30 UTC, [accessed 8 June 2016]
The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed 06/08/2016). http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/tro-50081023
SEINet for synonyms, scientific names, recorded geographic locations and general information http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/(accessed 06/08/2016).