CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record malacothrix_indecora - Thu, Dec. 2, 2021, 10:26 ET b
Malacothrix indecora
common nameSanta Cruz Island malacothrix
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Dieter Wilkin © 2002 CNPS  Follow image link for photo data.
life formannual herb
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
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G2     G2: 6-20 occurrences OR 1,000-3,000 individuals OR 2,000-10,000 acres
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingEndangered  07/31/97
where found
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Topographic quads (5):
Santa Cruz Island A (SCZA), Santa Cruz Island B (SCZB)*, Santa Cruz Island C (SCZC), San Miguel Island East (SMIE), Santa Rosa Island North (SRON)
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Santa Cruz Isl. (SCZ), San Miguel Isl. (SMI), Santa Rosa Isl. (SRO)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Coastal bluff scrub (CBScr)
•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Coastal dunes (CoDns)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)/rocky
blooming period Apr-Sep  
elevation range5 - 30 meters
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 Madroņo 44(3):223-244 (1997) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameMalacothrix indecora Greene
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  MAIN2 Element Code  PDAST660J0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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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 Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 from

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