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Status: record lycium_brevipes_var._hassei - Sun, Nov. 28, 2021 07:04 ET c
Lycium brevipes var. hassei
common nameSanta Catalina Island desert-thorn
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life form deciduous shrub
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 3.1
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     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
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S1      ranking system key
global rank
G5T1Q      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (6):
San Clemente (052A) 3311745, San Pedro (073A) 3311863, Redondo Beach (090C) 3311874, San Clemente Island Central (SCMC), San Clemente Island North (SCMN)*, Santa Catalina Island East (SCTE)*
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Counties, states, regions:
Los Angeles (LAX), Orange (ORA), San Clemente Isl. (SCM), Santa Catalina Isl. (SCT)*
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Coastal bluff scrub (CBScr)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
blooming period Jun(Aug),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range65 - 300 meters
Previously CRPR 1B.1; taxonomic distinctiveness from var. brevipes is uncertain. Originally treated as a Channel Islands endemic, CRPR 1A plant, but plants determined to be var. hassei have recently been found throughout the range of the species; needs further study. Rediscovered on the Palos Verdes Peninsula (LAX Co.) by A. Sanders in 1976, where plants are an extreme variant and only a few remain; the occurrence was diminished by grading in the 1930's. Rediscovered on SCM Is. in 2005, where previously only known from a single wild specimen that died in 1908. The only other wild specimen known from the Channel Islands (SCT Is.) died in 1936. See Pittonia 1:222 (1888) for original description, and Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 19:256-257 (1932) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameLycium brevipes Benth var. hassei (Greene) Hitchc.
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Additional information:
standard acronym  LYBRH Element Code  PDSOL0G0N0
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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 Sun, Nov. 28, 2021 from

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