Species Details

Lycium californicum

California box-thorn

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Scientific Name:
Lycium californicum Nutt.
Common Name:
California box-thorn
Family: Solanaceae
Element Code: PDSOL0G050
USDA Plants Symbol: LYCA
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial shrub
Blooming Period: Mar-Aug(Dec)
Elevation:
5 - 150 meters
15 - 490 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal bluff scrub
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by development. Possibly threatened by foot traffic and trail maintenance. See Botany of California 1:542 (1876) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), Baja California (BA), California (CA), Isla Guadalupe, Baja (GU), Sonora, Mexico (SO)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX), Orange (ORA), San Diego (SDG), Santa Barbara (SBA), Ventura (VEN)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Dana Point (3311746), Del Mar (3211782), Encinitas (3311713), Imperial Beach (3211751), La Jolla (3211772), Laguna Beach (3311757), Las Pulgas Canyon (3311734), Los Alamitos (3311871), National City (3211761), Newport Beach (3311768), Oceanside (3311724), Otay Mesa (3211658), Rancho Santa Fe (3311712), Redondo Beach (3311874), San Clemente (3311745), San Clemente Island Central (3211874), San Clemente Island North (3211885), San Clemente Island South (3211873), San Juan Capistrano (3311756), San Luis Rey (3311723), San Nicolas Island (3311924), San Onofre Bluff (3311735), San Pedro (3311863), Santa Barbara Island (3311848), Santa Catalina North (3311844), Santa Catalina South (3311834), Santa Catalina West (3311845), Santa Rosa Island South (3312071), Tubb Canyon (3311624), Tustin (3311767)
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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