Species Details

Berberis higginsiae

Higgin's barberry

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Scientific Name:
Berberis higginsiae Munz
Common Name:
Higgin's barberry
Family: Berberidaceae
Element Code: PDBER06080
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 3.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3Q
State Rank:
S1
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from CBR to 3.2 on 2014-04-30
Considered But Rejected on 2011-07-01
Add Date: 2014-04-30
Date Edited: 2021-08-25
Lifeform: perennial shrub
Blooming Period: Mar-Apr
Elevation:
800 - 1065 meters
2625 - 3495 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Sonoran desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Granitic (sometimes)
  • Rocky
Notes:
Move to CRPR 2B? Taxonomy extremely complex; overlaps with B. fremontii in leaflet and fruit morphology. Definitive study needed. Potentially threatened by wind energy development. Not in TJM (1993). See Aliso 4(1):91-92 (1958) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 7
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 7
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 6
Recent <=20 Years 1
Presence:
Presumed Extant 7
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Jacumba (3211662), Live Oak Springs (3211663)
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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