Species Details

Malacothamnus palmeri var. lucianus

Arroyo Seco bush-mallow

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© 2017 Keir Morse
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© 2017 Keir Morse
Scientific Name:
Malacothamnus palmeri (Wats.) Greene var. lucianus Kearn.
Common Name:
Arroyo Seco bush-mallow
Family: Malvaceae
Element Code: PDMAL0Q0B2
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3T1Q
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_SBBG; USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial deciduous shrub
Blooming Period: (Apr)May-Aug
Elevation:
10 - 915 meters
35 - 3000 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Meadows and seeps
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by road maintenance. A synonym of M. palmeri in TJM (1993) and of M. palmeri var. palmeri in TJM 2; observations by field botanists suggest that recognition is warranted. See Leaflets of Western Botany 7(12):289-290 (1955) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 9
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 3 0 2 0 4
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 5
Presence:
Presumed Extant 9
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Monterey (MNT)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Big Sur (3612137), Cone Peak (3612114), Junipero Serra Peak (3612124), Lopez Point (3612115), Partington Ridge (3612126)
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
Counties   Quads