CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record lupinus_paynei - Wed, Dec. 1, 2021, 12:43 ET b
Lupinus paynei
common namePayne's bush lupine
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life form shrub
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.1
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S1      ranking system key
global rank
G1Q      ranking system key
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (5):
Santa Susana (138C) 3411836, Oat Mountain (138D) 3411835, Piru (139A) 3411847, Moorpark (139C) 3411838, Simi (139D) 3411837
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Los Angeles (LAX), Ventura (VEN)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
•Riparian scrub (RpScr)
•Valley and foothill grassland (VFGrs)/Sandy
blooming period Mar-Apr(May),(Jul),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range220 - 420 meters
Seriously threatened by development and non-native plants. Substantial portions of populations have already been lost due to development; in serious decline. Determined to be genetically distinct. No reliable morphological characters exist to distinguish L. paynei from other lupines in the L. albifrons complex; it has been described as being more arborescent, but this character trait has not been substantiated by data. Not allopatric with related taxa, so geography alone cannot be used to determine its identity. Further study is needed to determine the relationship between L. paynei and other lupines in the L. albifrons complex, particularly with regards to its distribution and morphological distinction. See Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 17(2):58-59 (1918) for original description, and Systematic Botany 36(2):362-370 (2011) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameLupinus paynei Davidson
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Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PDFAB2B580
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Wed, Dec. 1, 2021 from

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