CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record malacothamnus_gracilis - Wed, Dec. 8, 2021, 23:37 ET b
Malacothamnus gracilis
common nameslender bush-mallow
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life form deciduous 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
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (4):
Tar Spring Ridge (220B) 3512024, Huasna Peak (220D)* 3512013, Arroyo Grande NE (221A) 3512025, La Panza Ranch (244B) 3512042
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Santa Barbara (SBA), San Luis Obispo (SLO)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)/Usually rocky
blooming period May-Oct  
elevation range190 - 575 meters
Previously CRPR 4.3; rarer than originally thought. Threatened by vineyard and housing development. Should possibly be treated as a variety of M. jonesii, but the combination is not available. A synonym of M. jonesii in TJM (1993) and TJM 2. See Leaflets of Western Botany 1(18):219-220 (1936) for original description and 6(6):130 (1951) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameMalacothamnus gracilis (Eastw.) Kearn.
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Additional information:
standard acronym  MAGR5 Element Code  PDMAL0Q0J0
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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. 8, 2021 from

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