Species Details

Lewisia cantelovii

Cantelow's lewisia

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Photo of Lewisia cantelovii
©2005 Steve Matson
Photo of Lewisia cantelovii
©2005 Steve Matson
Photo of Lewisia cantelovii
©2005 Steve Matson
Scientific Name:
Lewisia cantelovii J.T. Howell
Common Name:
Cantelow's lewisia
Family: Montiaceae
Element Code: PDPOR04020
USDA Plants Symbol: LECA11
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Oct
330 - 1370 meters
1085 - 4495 feet
General Habitats:
  • Broadleafed upland forest
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
Microhabitat Details:
  • Granitic
  • Mesic
  • Seeps (sometimes)
  • Serpentinite (sometimes)
Threatened by horticultural collecting and road maintenance. Possibly threatened by non-native plants, mining and logging. Does not include L. serrata. See Leaflets of Western Botany 3(6):139 (1942) for original description, and Fremontia 25(1):15-19 (1997) for genetic study of relationship to L. serrata.
Threatened by horticultural collecting and road maintenance.
Does not include L. serrata.
Threat List Total: 10
Total EOs % of EOs
EOs with Threat Listed: 34 47 %
Road/trail construction/maint. 18 24%
Mining 12 16%
Recreational use (non-ORV) 9 12%
Over-collecting/poaching 7 9%
Erosion/runoff 4 5%
Total Occurrences: 73
Element Occurrence Ranks:
21 23 4 0 0 25
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 50
Recent <=20 Years 23
Presumed Extant 73
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), Nevada (NEV), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA), Sierra (SIE), Yuba (YUB)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Alleghany (3912047), Belden (4012113), Bohemotash Mtn. (4012274), Brush Creek (3912163), Caribou (4012112), Dogwood Peak (3912171), Downieville (3912057), Goodyears Bar (3912058), Hanland Peak (4012283), Lamoine (4012284), Nevada City (3912131), North Bloomfield (3912038), Onion Valley (3912078), Pike (3912048), Pulga (3912174), Shoeinhorse Mtn. (4112211), Soapstone Hill (3912173), Storrie (3912183), Strawberry Valley (3912151), Tombstone Mtn. (4112213), Washington (3912037), Yellowjacket Mtn. (4112212)
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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