Species Details

Bursera microphylla

little-leaf elephant tree

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Scientific Name:
Bursera microphylla Gray
Common Name:
little-leaf elephant tree
Family: Burseraceae
Element Code: PDBUR01020
USDA Plants Symbol: BUMI
Synonyms/Other Names:
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
S2
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Other Status: IUCN_LC; SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1980-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-07-14
Lifeform: perennial deciduous tree
Blooming Period: Jun-Jul
Elevation:
200 - 700 meters
655 - 2295 feet
General Habitat:
  • Sonoran desert scrub (rocky)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA from fewer than twenty occurrences. State-listed as Highly Safeguarded in AZ.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 18
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 1 1 0 0 15
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 12
Recent <=20 Years 6
Presence:
Presumed Extant 18
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), Baja California (BA), California (CA), Sonora, Mexico (SO)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Imperial (IMP), Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Agua Caliente Springs (3211683), Arroyo Tapiado (3211682), Borrego Mountain SE (3311611), Clark Lake NE (3311643), Harper Canyon (3311612), In-ko-pah Gorge (3211661), Martinez Mtn. (3311653), Rabbit Peak (3311642), Sweeney Pass (3211672), Valerie (3311652)
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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