Species Details

Abies bracteata

bristlecone fir

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Scientific Name:
Abies bracteata (D. Don) Poit.
Common Name:
bristlecone fir
Family: Pinaceae
Element Code: PGPIN01030
USDA Plants Symbol: ABBR
Synonyms/Other Names:
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2G3
State Rank:
S2S3
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3
Other Status: IUCN_NT; SB_CalBG/RSABG; USFS_S
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-07-14
Lifeform: perennial evergreen tree
Blooming Period:
Elevation:
183 - 1555 meters
600 - 5100 feet
General Habitat:
  • Broadleafed upland forest
  • Chaparral
  • Lower montane coniferous forest
  • Riparian woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Rocky
Notes:
Known only from the Santa Lucia Mtns. Threatened by non-native plants. Possibly threatened by road maintenance.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
References:
Total Occurrences: 80
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
5 14 9 1 1 50
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 47
Recent <=20 Years 33
Presence:
Presumed Extant 79
Possibly Extirpated 1
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)
Adelaida (3512067), Alder Peak (3512183), Big Sur (3612137), Burnett Peak (3512172), Burro Mountain (3512173), Cape San Martin (3512184), Chews Ridge (3612135), Cone Peak (3612114), Junipero Serra Peak (3612124), Lopez Point (3612115), Partington Ridge (3612126), Pebblestone Shut-in (3512161), Pfeiffer Point (3612127), San Simeon (3512162), Sycamore Flat (3612134), Tassajara Hot Springs (3612125), Ventana Cones (3612136), Villa Creek (3512174)
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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