Species Details

Cryptantha wigginsii

Wiggins' cryptantha

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Scientific Name:
Cryptantha wigginsii I.M. Johnst.
Common Name:
Wiggins' cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0A400
USDA Plants Symbol: CRWI7
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Feb-Jun
Elevation:
20 - 275 meters
65 - 900 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay (often)
Notes:
Discovered in CA in 2010 by P. McConnell. Threatened by non-native plants. Potentially threatened by development, urbanization, fuel management activities, hydrological alteration, illegal dumping, recreational activities, and erosion. Similar to C. clevelandii. Not in TJM 2. See Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 20:387 (1939) for original description, and MadroƱo 60(1):24-34 (2013) for information on discovery in CA.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 10
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 3 1 0 0 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 3
Recent <=20 Years 7
Presence:
Presumed Extant 10
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX), Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bachelor Mtn. (3311751), Encinitas (3311713), San Luis Rey (3311723), Santa Catalina East (3311833), Santa Catalina North (3311844), Santa Catalina West (3311845)
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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