Species Details

Malacothamnus mendocinensis

Mendocino bush-mallow

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Scientific Name:
Malacothamnus mendocinensis (Eastw.) Kearn.
Common Name:
Mendocino bush-mallow
Family: Malvaceae
Element Code: PDMAL0Q0D0
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial deciduous shrub
Blooming Period: May-Jun
Elevation:
425 - 575 meters
1395 - 1885 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Roadsides
  • Rocky
Notes:
Confirmed from only two historical collections near Ukiah (last in 1939). Recent intensive field surveys unsuccessful. Reason for extinction unknown, but possibly due to lack of wildfire. Similar to M. hallii. A synonym of M. fasciculatus in TJM (1993) and TJM 2. See Leaflets of Western Botany 2:188 (1939) for original description and 6(6):133-134 (1951) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 1
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 1 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Mendocino (MEN)*
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Elledge Peak (3912312)*
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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