CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
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Status: record chorizanthe_leptotheca - Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 09:57 ET c
Chorizanthe leptotheca
common namePeninsular spineflower
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life formannual herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 4.2
LIST 4: Limited distribution (Watch List).
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G3     G3: 21-80 occurrences or 3,000-10,000 individuals OR 10,000-50,000 acres
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Counties, states, regions:
Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG), Baja California (BA)
  • Pending additional quad-level data, only county data are being provided for List 4 plants.
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
•Lower montane coniferous forest (LCFrs)/alluvial fan, granitic
blooming period May-Aug  
elevation range300 - 1900 meters
Much habitat already lost to development; also threatened by non-native grasses. Closely related to and difficult to distinguish from C. staticoides. See Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 21:61 (1934) for original description, and Phytologia 66(2):159-160 (1989) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameChorizanthe leptotheca Goodm.
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  CHLE6 Element Code  PDPGN040D0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2016. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-16sep). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 from

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