CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record sphaeralcea_rusbyi_var._eremicola - Thu, Dec. 2, 2021, 11:23 ET b
Sphaeralcea rusbyi var. eremicola
common nameRusby's desert-mallow
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life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 1B.2
LIST 1B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S2      ranking system key
global rank
G4T2      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (16):
Indian Cove (102C) 3411612, Fountain Peak (176A) 3411585, Cima (201A) 3511525, Mineral Hill (225B) 3511544, Mescal Range (226A) 3511545, Valley Wells (226B) 3511546, Cima Dome (226D) 3511535, State Line Pass (248B) 3511564, Ivanpah Lake (248C) 3511554, Mesquite Lake (249A) 3511565, Pachalka Spring (249C) 3511556, Clark Mountain (249D) 3511555, Blackwater Mine (274D) 3511577, Emigrant Canyon (325B) 3611742, Emigrant Pass (325C) 3611732, Cottonwood Canyon (348D) 3611753
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Inyo (INY), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Joshua tree "woodland" (JTWld)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)
blooming period Mar-Jun  
elevation range975 - 1645 meters
Known only from Death Valley NP (INY Co.) and near Clark Mtn. (SBD Co.). Threatened by grazing. See Manual of the Flowering Plants of California, p. 635 (1925) by W.L. Jepson for original description.
full nameSphaeralcea rusbyi Gray var. eremicola (Jeps.) Kearn.
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Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PDMAL140L1
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
Jepson Online Jepson Interchange  Jepson Manual and other resources
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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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