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Suaeda californica
Common Name: California seablite
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Element Code: PDCHE0P020
Full Name: Suaeda californica Wats.

2010 Chris Winchell
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 18
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    0 2 2 1 5 8
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    6 12
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
    13 4 1
Notes Glossary
  • Formerly more widespread in San Francisco Bay Area, where now nearly extirpated by development; currently only known from fragmented populations in San Francisco Bay Area and Morro Bay. Remains from adobe bricks indicate plant may once have occurred along the Petaluma River, SON Co. (484A). Often confused with S. esteroa and S. taxifolia in southern California, but does not occur there. Threatened by development, recreational activities, erosion, non-native plants, and alteration of marsh habitat.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1988-01-01
  • Last Update: 2014-08-04
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 0 - 15 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • Other States:
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Alameda (ALA) *,  Contra Costa (CCA) *,  Santa Clara (SCL) *,  San Francisco (SFO) *,  San Luis Obispo (SLO)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Morro Bay North (247A) 3512047,  Cayucos (247B) 3512048,  Morro Bay South (247D) 3512037,  Milpitas (427B) 3712148,  Mountain View (428A)* 3712241,  San Leandro (447B)* 3712262,  Hunters Point (448A) 3712263,  San Francisco South (448B) 3712264,  Richmond (466A)* 3712283,  Oakland West (466D) 3712273
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1508
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].

3512047=Morro Bay North (247A) 3512047;3512048=Cayucos (247B) 3512048;3512037=Morro Bay South (247D) 3512037;3712148=Milpitas (427B) 3712148;3712241=Mountain View (428A)* 3712241;3712262=San Leandro (447B)* 3712262;3712263=Hunters Point (448A) 3712263;3712264=San Francisco South (448B) 3712264;3712283=Richmond (466A)* 3712283;3712273=Oakland West (466D) 3712273