New York Natural Heritage Program
Coast creeping moss
Conardia compacta (C. Mull.) Robins.
Condardia compacta Russ Kleinman, Karen Blisard
Family: (Amblystegiaceae)

State Protection: Not Listed
no state status.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G3G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G3G5 means: Vulnerable globally, or Secure -- Conservation status is uncertain, and could range from moderate risk of extinction due to rarity or other factors, to uncommon, to common globally. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.


Did you know?
This moss has been put under various genera over time including Amblystegium, Rhynchostegiella, Hypnum, and Stereodon. The genus was named by Harold Robinson of the Smithsonian Institution to honor Henry Shoemaker Conard, a noted bryologist and environmental preservationist from Pennsylvania and later Grinnell College in Iowa (Robinson 1976). Dr. Conard was the author of the widely used book "How to Know the Mosses and Liverworts" (Wikipedia contributors).

State Ranking Justification [-]
The rank was confirmed to be S1 based on Cleavitt et al.'s (2006) report. Three specimens were verified. The last collection was made in 2005.

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