Species Details

Downingia concolor var. brevior

Cuyamaca Lake downingia

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Scientific Name:
Downingia concolor Greene var. brevior McVaugh
Common Name:
Cuyamaca Lake downingia
Family: Campanulaceae
Element Code: PDCAM06041
USDA Plants Symbol: DOCOB
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: May-Jul
Elevation:
1380 - 1500 meters
4530 - 4920 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps (vernally mesic)
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known from fewer than 5 occurrences in the Cuyamaca Lake area. Threatened by development, altered hydrology, grazing, and recreation. Habitat restoration and seed introduction occurred in 1994; conservation activities occurring as of 1997. See Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 19(4):1-57 (1941) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 4
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 2 0 0 1 1
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 2
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presence:
Presumed Extant 3
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Cuyamaca Peak (3211685), Julian (3311615), Warners Ranch (3311626)
Notes:
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.

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Presumed Extant
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