Species Details

Berberis harrisoniana

Kofa Mountain barberry

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Scientific Name:
Berberis harrisoniana Kearney & Peebles
Common Name:
Kofa Mountain barberry
Family: Berberidaceae
Element Code: PDBER02030
USDA Plants Symbol: BEHA2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial evergreen shrub
Blooming Period: Jan-Mar
Elevation:
780 - 840 meters
2560 - 2755 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat: usually north-facing talus slopes, sometimes volcanic (breccia)
Micro Habitat:
  • Slopes
  • Talus
  • Volcanic (sometimes)
Notes:
Potentially threatened by rock fall, erosion, trail maintenance, and foot traffic. Distinguishing characters include trifoliolate leaves and blue-black berries. See Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 29:477 (1939) for original description, Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 26:2-4 (1992) for taxonomic treatment, and MadroƱo 51(4):395 (2004) for information on the first CA record.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 1
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 1 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 1
Presence:
Presumed Extant 1
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Whipple Wash (3411433)
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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