Species Details

Allium howellii var. sanbenitense

San Benito onion

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© 2020 Ryan O'Dell
Scientific Name:
Allium howellii Eastw. var. sanbenitense (Traub) McNeal & T.D. Jacobsen
Common Name:
San Benito onion
Family: Alliaceae
Element Code: PMLIL02163
USDA Plants Symbol: ALHOS
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3G4T3
State Rank:
S3
Other Status: BLM_S
CRPR Changes:
added to 1B.3 on 2017-04-04
Add Date: 2017-04-04
Date Edited: 2022-02-01
Lifeform: perennial bulbiferous herb
Blooming Period: Apr-May
Elevation:
390 - 1365 meters
1280 - 4480 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral (openings)
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay
  • Slopes (often)
Notes:
Possibly threatened by grazing and development. See Herbertia 12:68 (1945) for original description, and Plant Life 28:66 (1972) and Flora of North America 26:251 (2003) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 18
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 2 0 0 0 16
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 6
Recent <=20 Years 12
Presence:
Presumed Extant 18
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Fresno (FRE), Monterey (MNT), San Benito (SBT)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Ciervo Mtn. (3612045), Idria (3612046), Mercey Hot Springs (3612067), Panoche (3612057), Priest Valley (3612026), Tumey Hills (3612056)
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
Counties   Quads