Species Details

Mentzelia pterosperma

wing-seed blazing star

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Scientific Name:
Mentzelia pterosperma Eastw.
Common Name:
wing-seed blazing star
Family: Loasaceae
Element Code: PDLOA031E0
USDA Plants Symbol: MEPT
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
S1S2
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_USDA
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
added to 2.2 on 2006-12-21
Add Date: 2006-12-21
Date Edited: 2022-03-01
Lifeform: annual/perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
Elevation:
1140 - 1140 meters
3740 - 3740 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat: gypseous
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay
Notes:
Known in California only from the Valley Wells area of San Bernardino County. Potentially threatened by road construction, road maintenance, and hydrological alterations. See Proceedings of the California Academy II, 6: 290 (1896) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 7
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 1 2 0 0 4
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 2
Recent <=20 Years 5
Presence:
Presumed Extant 7
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV), Utah (UT)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Calvada Springs (3511588), Clark Mtn. (3511555), Mesquite Lake (3511565), Nopah Peak (3611611), Pachalka Spring (3511556), Valley Wells (3511546)
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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