Species Details

Linanthus maculatus ssp. maculatus

Little San Bernardino Mtns. linanthus

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Scientific Name:
Linanthus maculatus (Parish) Milliken ssp. maculatus
Common Name:
Little San Bernardino Mtns. linanthus
Family: Polemoniaceae
Element Code: PDPLM041Y1
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-May
140 - 1220 meters
460 - 4005 feet
General Habitats:
  • Desert dunes
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Sonoran desert scrub
Microhabitat Details:
  • Sandy
Threatened by development, vehicles, and dumping. Plants from IMP and SDG cos. lack red spots at the base of their petals and have been described as a new taxon, L. maculatus ssp. emaculatus. A synonym of Gilia maculata in TJM (1993). See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 19:93 (1892) for original description, University of California Publications in Botany 2:55 (1904) for revised nomenclature, and Aliso 32(2):55-88 (2015) for treatment of subspecies.
Threat List Total: 10
Total EOs % of EOs
EOs with Threat Listed: 27 51 %
ORV activity 15 28%
Development 14 26%
Foot traffic/trampling 8 15%
Road/trail construction/maint. 3 5%
Vandalism/dumping/litter 3 5%
Total Occurrences: 53
Element Occurrence Ranks:
3 13 4 1 2 30
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 24
Recent <=20 Years 29
Presumed Extant 51
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bighorn Canyon (3411635), Desert Hot Springs (3311685), Fried Liver Wash (3311588), Indian Cove (3411612), Iron Ridge (3411655), Joshua Tree North (3411623), Joshua Tree South (3411613), Landers (3411634), Malapai Hill (3311681), Morongo Valley (3411615), Old Woman Springs (3411646), Palm Springs (3311675), Rattlesnake Canyon (3411636), Seven Palms Valley (3311684), Sunfair (3411622), White Water (3311686), Yucca Valley North (3411624), Yucca Valley South (3411614)
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.
Presumed Extant
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