Species Details

Castilleja mendocinensis

Mendocino Coast paintbrush

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Lifeform: perennial herb (hemiparasitic)
Blooming Period: Apr-Aug
Elevation:
0 - 160 meters
0 - 525 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal bluff scrub
  • Closed-cone coniferous forest
  • Coastal dunes
  • Coastal prairie
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by coastal development, erosion, recreation, foot traffic, non-native plants, and habitat fragmentation. Potentially threatened by trail construction. Related to C. affinis ssp. litoralis. See MadroƱo 46(3):161 (1999) for information on OR occurrence.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 52
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
2 17 5 2 0 26
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 20
Recent <=20 Years 32
Presence:
Presumed Extant 52
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Oregon (OR)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Humboldt (HUM), Mendocino (MEN), Sonoma (SON)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Albion (3912327), Bear Harbor (3912388), Elk (3912326), Fort Bragg (3912347), Gualala (3812375), Hales Grove (3912377), Inglenook (3912357), Mallo Pass Creek (3912316), Mendocino (3912337), Point Arena (3812386), Saunders Reef (3812376), Trinidad (4112412), Westport (3912367)
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