Species Details

Hooveria purpurea var. purpurea

Santa Lucia purple amole

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Scientific Name:
Hooveria purpurea (Brandegee) D.W. Taylor & D. J. Keil var. purpurea
Common Name:
Santa Lucia purple amole
Family: Agavaceae
Element Code: PMLIL0G051
USDA Plants Symbol: CHPUP2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial bulbiferous herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
Elevation:
205 - 385 meters
675 - 1265 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Valley and foothill grassland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Clay
  • Gravelly
Notes:
Known only from Ft. Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts.
Threats:

Threatened by habitat fragmentation, habitat conversion, non-native plants, foot traffic, vehicles, and military activities. Potentially threatened by grazing.

Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 25
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 13 1 1 0 9
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 9
Recent <=20 Years 16
Presence:
Presumed Extant 25
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Monterey (MNT), San Luis Obispo (SLO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bradley (3512077), Burnett Peak (3512172), Cosio Knob (3612112), Jolon (3512182), Williams Hill (3512181)
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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