CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-14nov 11-15-14
Status: record fremontodendron_mexicanum - Tue, Nov. 25, 2014 20:19 ET c
Fremontodendron mexicanum
common nameMexican flannelbush
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life form evergreen 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
G1     G1: Less than 6 occurrences OR less than 1,000 individuals OR less than 2,000 acres.
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingRare  07/82
federal listingEndangered  10/13/98
where found
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Topographic quads (7):
Dulzura (010A) 3211667, Jamul Mountains (010B)* 3211668, Otay Mesa (010C) 3211658, Otay Mountain (010D) 3211657, Point Loma (011B)* 3211762, Imperial Beach (011D) 3211751, Monument Peak (019B) 3211684
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
San Diego (SDG), Baja California (BA)
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CNPS habitats•Closed-cone coniferous forest (CCFrs)
•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Cismontane woodland (CmWld)/gabbroic, metavolcanic, or serpentinite
blooming period Mar-Jun  
elevation range10 - 716 meters
Known from fewer than 10 occurrences, though only observed at two locations in recent years; fewer than 100 plants are estimated to remain as of 1993. Specimens from outside SDG Co. and BA are probably misidentified or planted. Threatened by urbanization. See Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 16:50 (1917) for original description, and Systematic Botany 16(1):3-20 (1991) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameFremontodendron mexicanum A. Davids.
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Additional information:
standard acronym  FRME2 Element Code  PDSTE03020
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2014. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-14nov). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Tue, Nov. 25, 2014 from

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