Species Details

Malacothrix indecora

Santa Cruz Island malacothrix

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Scientific Name:
Malacothrix indecora Greene
Common Name:
Santa Cruz Island malacothrix
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST660J0
USDA Plants Symbol: MAIN2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Sep
Elevation:
5 - 30 meters
15 - 100 feet
General Habitat:
  • Coastal bluff scrub
  • Chaparral
  • Coastal dunes
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Rocky
Notes:
Known from fewer than ten occurrences. Threatened by feral herbivores, and possibly by erosion. See Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 2:152 (1886) for original description, and MadroƱo 44(3):223-244 (1997) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 7
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 4 0 0 0 3
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 3
Presence:
Presumed Extant 7
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Santa Barbara (SBA)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
San Miguel Island East (3312083), Santa Cruz Island A (3311987), Santa Cruz Island B (3311986)*, Santa Cruz Island C (3311985), Santa Rosa Island North (3312081)
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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