Species Details

Androsace elongata ssp. acuta

California androsace

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Photo of Androsace elongata ssp. acuta
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Photo of Androsace elongata ssp. acuta
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Photo of Androsace elongata ssp. acuta
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Scientific Name:
Androsace elongata L. ssp. acuta (Greene) Robbins
Common Name:
California androsace
Family: Primulaceae
Element Code: PDPRI02031
USDA Plants Symbol: ANELA
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Jun
150 - 1305 meters
490 - 4280 feet
General Habitats:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Coastal scrub
  • Meadows and seeps
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
  • Valley and foothill grassland
Microhabitat Details:
Highly localized and often overlooked; many occurrences extirpated. Very rare in Southern CA. Possibly threatened by grazing, trampling, non-native plants, alteration of fire regimes, and recreational activities. Potentially threatened by wind energy development. Endangered in OR. See Manual of the Botany of the Region of San Francisco Bay, p. 238 (1894) by E. Greene for original description, and American Midland Naturalist 32:132-163 (1944) for taxonomic treatment.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA), Oregon (OR)*
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Alameda (ALA), Colusa (COL), Contra Costa (CCA), Fresno (FRE), Glenn (GLE), Kern (KRN), Los Angeles (LAX), Merced (MER), Monterey (MNT), Riverside (RIV), San Benito (SBT), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG), San Joaquin (SJQ), San Luis Obispo (SLO), San Mateo (SMT), Santa Clara (SCL), Siskiyou (SIS), Stanislaus (STA), Tehama (TEH)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Altamont (3712166), Bena (3511836), Big Bear City (3411637), Briones Valley (3712282), Burnt Peak (3411865), Byron Hot Springs (3712176), Caliente Mtn. (3511917), Cedar Mtn. (3712155), Cerro Colorado (3612068), Chimineas Ranch (3511928), Cholame Valley (3512073), Chrome (3912265), Clayton (3712188), Cummings Mtn. (3511815), Cuyamaca Peak (3211685), Descanso (3211675), Diablo (3712178), Elkhorn Hills (3511915), Etna (4112248), Eylar Mtn. (3712145), Fairview Valley (3411751), Fifteenmile Valley (3411741), Gilmore Peak (3912235), Glennville (3511866), Greenview (4112258), Hernandez Reservoir (3612047), Hot Springs Mtn. (3311635), Idyllwild (3311666), Isabel Valley (3712135), Julian (3311615), Keller Peak (3411721), La Costa Valley (3712157), La Liebre Ranch (3411876), Lake Arrowhead (3411732), Lake Isabella South (3511854), Las Yeguas Ranch (3511948), Lebec (3411877), Lick Observatory (3712136), Liebre Mtn. (3411866), Lillis Ranch (3612044), Llanada (3612058), Logan Ridge (3912243), Lowrey (4012215), Midway (3712165), Miracle Hot Springs (3511855), Morgan Hill (3712126), Mountain View (3712241), Mt. Boardman (3712144), Newville (3912275), Ortigalita Peak (3612078), Ortigalita Peak NW (3612088), Pacifico Mountain (3411841), Palo Alto (3712242), Panoche Pass (3612161), Panorama Hills (3511926), Pastoria Creek (3411887), Rail Canyon (3912244), Ranchita (3311625), Ritter Ridge (3411852), San Dimas (3411717), San Jose East (3712137), Santa Teresa Hills (3712127), Silverwood Lake (3411733), Smith Mountain (3612015), Tehachapi North (3511824), Tehachapi South (3511814), Tejon Ranch (3511816), Tent Hills (3512072), Tubb Canyon (3311624), Warner Springs (3311636), White Horse Mtn. (3411658), Woolstalf Creek (3511853), Yreka (4112266)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant
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