Species Details

Menodora spinescens var. mohavensis

Mojave menodora

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Scientific Name:
Menodora spinescens A. Gray var. mohavensis Steyerm.
Common Name:
Mojave menodora
Family: Oleaceae
Element Code: PDOLE09061
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4T2
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: BLM_S
CRPR Changes:
added to 1B.2 on 2011-08-17
Add Date: 2011-08-17
Date Edited: 2022-03-01
Lifeform: perennial deciduous shrub
Blooming Period: Apr-May
Elevation:
690 - 2000 meters
2265 - 6560 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat: Andesite gravel, rocky hillsides, canyons
Micro Habitat:
  • Gravelly
  • Rocky
  • Slopes
Notes:
Known from fewer than twenty occurrences. Need quads for INY Co. Threatened by wind energy development. Potentially threatened by vehicles. Not in The Jepson Manual (1993). See Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 19:78-176 (1932) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 13
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 3 3 0 0 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 5
Recent <=20 Years 8
Presence:
Presumed Extant 13
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Barstow (3411781), Barstow SE (3411771), Camp Rock Mine (3411666), Daggett (3411678), Dale Lake (3411526), Fountain Peak (3411585), Fry Mountains (3411656), Grand View Mine (3411657), Minneola (3411677), Nebo (3411688), Old Dad Mtn. (3511517), Ord Mountain (3411667), Queen Mtn. (3411611), Silver Bell Mine (3411665), Sunshine Peak (3411664), West Ord Mountain (3411668), White Horse Mtn. (3411658)
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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