Species Details

Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. littoralis

seaside bird's-beak

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Scientific Name:
Cordylanthus rigidus (Benth.) Jeps. ssp. littoralis (Ferris) Chuang & Heckard
Common Name:
seaside bird's-beak
Family: Orobanchaceae
Element Code: PDSCR0J0P2
USDA Plants Symbol: CORIL
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Fed List: None
State List: CE (1982-01-01)
Global Rank: G5T2
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: BLM_S; SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_SBBG
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1980-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-11-05
Lifeform: annual herb (hemiparasitic)
Blooming Period: Apr-Oct
Elevation:
0 - 515 meters
0 - 1690 feet
General Habitat:
  • Closed-cone coniferous forest
  • Chaparral (maritime)
  • Cismontane woodland
  • Coastal dunes
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Disturbed areas (often)
  • Sandy
Notes:
Threatened by development, energy projects, road widening, vehicles, and military operations. Possibly threatened by non-native plants. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 45:399-423 (1918) for original description, and Systematic Botany Monographs 10:35-48 (1986) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 40
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
2 7 1 0 2 28
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 31
Recent <=20 Years 9
Presence:
Presumed Extant 38
Possibly Extirpated 2
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Monterey (MNT), Santa Barbara (SBA)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Casmalia (3412075), Lompoc (3412064), Lompoc Hills (3412054), Los Alamos (3412063), Marina (3612167)*, Monterey (3612158), Moss Landing (3612177), Orcutt (3412074), Prunedale (3612176), Salinas (3612166), Santa Rosa Hills (3412053), Santa Ynez (3412051), Seaside (3612157), Soberanes Point (3612148), Spreckels (3612156), Surf (3412065)
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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