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Status: record malacothamnus_aboriginum - Sat, Mar. 28, 2015 05:21 ET c
Malacothamnus aboriginum
common nameIndian Valley bush-mallow
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life form deciduous shrub
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
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 listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (32):
The Dark Hole (292A) 3512083, Stockdale Mountain (293A) 3512085, Valleton (293B) 3512086, Wunpost (294A) 3512087, Bryson (295D) 3512171, Alcalde Hills (315B) 3612024, Curry Mountain (315C) 3612014, Priest Valley (316B) 3612026, Smith Mountain (316D) 3612015, Joaquin Rocks (338C) 3612034, Ciervo Mountain (339A) 3612045, San Benito Mountain (339C) 3612036, Santa Rita Peak (339D) 3612035, Rock Spring Peak (340B) 3612048, Lonoak (340C) 3612038, Hepsedam Peak (340D) 3612037, Topo Valley (341A) 3612141, North Chalone Peak (341B) 3612142, Pinalito Canyon (341D) 3612131, Soledad (342A) 3612143, Llanada (362C) 3612058, Panoche Pass (363A) 3612161, Cherry Peak (363B) 3612162, Bickmore Canyon (363C) 3612152, San Benito (363D) 3612151, Paicines (364A)? 3612163, Gonzales (364C) 3612154, Hollister (385C) 3612174, Tres Pinos (385D) 3612173, Santa Teresa Hills (407A) 3712127, Cupertino (428D) 3712231, Montara Mountain (448C) 3712254
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Counties, states, regions:
Fresno (FRE), Kings (KNG), Monterey (MNT), San Benito (SBT), Santa Clara (SCL), San Mateo (SMT)
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CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Cismontane woodland (CmWld)/Rocky, granitic, often in burned areas
blooming period Apr-Oct  
elevation range150 - 1700 meters
Appears in abundance after fires. Threatened by grazing, vehicles, road maintenance. M. densiflorus specimens from SDG Co. have been confused with this species. See Synoptical Flora of North America 1(1):311 (1897) for original description.
full nameMalacothamnus aboriginum (Rob.) Greene
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Additional information:
standard acronym  MAAB2 Element Code  PDMAL0Q020
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2015. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-15feb). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Sat, Mar. 28, 2015 from

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