Species Details

Mentzelia polita

polished blazing star

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Scientific Name:
Mentzelia polita A. Nels.
Common Name:
polished blazing star
Family: Loasaceae
Element Code: PDLOA031D0
USDA Plants Symbol: MEPO2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2G3
State Rank:
S2?
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
added to 1B.2 on 2006-12-21
Add Date: 2006-12-21
Date Edited: 2022-03-01
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Aug
Elevation:
1200 - 1580 meters
3935 - 5185 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Carbonate
Notes:
Known in California only from the Clark Mountains area of San Bernardino County. Potentially threatened by transmission line development. See Botanical Gazette 47: 427 (1909) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 11
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 4 1 0 0 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 3
Recent <=20 Years 8
Presence:
Presumed Extant 11
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Clark Mtn. (3511555), Ivanpah Lake (3511554), Nova Canyon (3611733), Pachalka Spring (3511556), Panamint Butte (3611743), State Line Pass (3511564)
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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