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Androsace elongata ssp. acuta
Common Name: California androsace
Family: Primulaceae
Element Code: PDPRI02031
Full Name: Androsace elongata L. ssp. acuta (Greene) Robbins

1998 John Game
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: Mar-Jun
  • Habitat:  
    • Chaparral
    • Cismontane woodland
    • Coastal scrub
    • Meadows and seeps
    • Pinyon and juniper woodland
    • Valley and foothill grassland
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences:
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • Highly localized and often overlooked; many occurrences extirpated. Very rare in Southern CA. Possibly threatened by grazing, trampling, non-native plants, alteration of fire regimes, and recreational activities. Potentially threatened by wind energy development. Endangered in OR. See Manual of the Botany of the Region of San Francisco Bay, p. 238 (1894) by E. Greene for original description, and American Midland Naturalist 32:132-163 (1944) for taxonomic treatment.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1994-01-01
  • Last Update: 2017-04-20
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 150 - 1305 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • Other States: Baja California, Oregon
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Alameda (ALA),  Contra Costa (CCA),  Colusa (COL),  Fresno (FRE),  Glenn (GLE),  Kern (KRN),  Los Angeles (LAX),  Merced (MER),  Riverside (RIV),  San Bernardino (SBD),  San Benito (SBT),  Santa Clara (SCL),  San Diego (SDG),  Siskiyou (SIS),  San Joaquin (SJQ),  San Luis Obispo (SLO),  San Mateo (SMT),  Stanislaus (STA),  Tehama (TEH)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Cuyamaca Peak (020A) 3211685,  Descanso (020D) 3211675,  Tubb Canyon (032B) 3311624,  Ranchita (033A) 3311625,  Julian (033D) 3311615,  Warner Springs (048C) 3311636,  Hot Springs Mtn. (048D) 3311635,  Idyllwild (066B) 3311666,  Keller Peak (106A) 3411721,  San Dimas (109D) 3411717,  Fifteenmile Valley (132A) 3411741,  Lake Arrowhead (132C) 3411732,  Silverwood Lake (133D) 3411733,  Pacifico Mountain (136A) 3411841,  White Horse Mtn. (156C) 3411658,  Fairview Valley (157D) 3411751,  Ritter Ridge (161C) 3411852,  Burnt Peak (163A) 3411865,  Liebre Mtn. (163B) 3411866,  Panorama Hills (217B) 3511926,  Elkhorn Hills (217D) 3511915,  Caliente Mtn. (218D) 3511917,  Las Yeguas Ranch (243B) 3511948,  Lake Isabella South (260C) 3511854,  Woolstalf Creek (260D) 3511853,  Glennville (261B) 3511866,  Tent Hills (291C) 3512072,  Smith Mountain (316D) 3612015,  Lillis Ranch (338B) 3612044,  Hernandez Reservoir (340A) 3612047,  Cerro Colorado (362B) 3612068,  Llanada (362C) 3612058,  Panoche Pass (363A) 3612161,  Ortigalita Peak NW (383B) 3612088,  Ortigalita Peak (383C) 3612078,  Morgan Hill (406B) 3712126,  Santa Teresa Hills (407A) 3712127,  Mt. Boardman (425B) 3712144,  Eylar Mtn. (426A) 3712145,  Lick Observatory (426C) 3712136,  Isabel Valley (426D) 3712135,  San Jose East (427D) 3712137,  Mountain View (428A) 3712241,  Palo Alto (428B) 3712242,  Midway (445A) 3712165,  Cedar Mtn. (445D) 3712155,  La Costa Valley (446D) 3712157,  Byron Hot Springs (463C) 3712176,  Clayton (464B) 3712188,  Diablo (464C) 3712178,  Briones Valley (465B) 3712282,  Logan Ridge (563A) 3912243,  Rail Canyon (563B) 3912244,  Gilmore Peak (564D) 3912235,  Chrome (580A) 3912265,  Newville (596D) 3912275,  Lowrey (612D) 4012215,  Etna (701B) 4112248,  Yreka (717B) 4112266,  Greenview (718C) 4112258
  • 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.
Includes unprocessed quads for CRPR 3 and 4 plants; unprocessed location data has not been quality controlled and may contain errors.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1799
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 ].

3211685=Cuyamaca Peak (020A) 3211685;3211675=Descanso (020D) 3211675;3311624=Tubb Canyon (032B) 3311624;3311625=Ranchita (033A) 3311625;3311615=Julian (033D) 3311615;3311636=Warner Springs (048C) 3311636;3311635=Hot Springs Mtn. (048D) 3311635;3311666=Idyllwild (066B) 3311666;3411721=Keller Peak (106A) 3411721;3411717=San Dimas (109D) 3411717;3411741=Fifteenmile Valley (132A) 3411741;3411732=Lake Arrowhead (132C) 3411732;3411733=Silverwood Lake (133D) 3411733;3411841=Pacifico Mountain (136A) 3411841;3411658=White Horse Mtn. (156C) 3411658;3411751=Fairview Valley (157D) 3411751;3411852=Ritter Ridge (161C) 3411852;3411865=Burnt Peak (163A) 3411865;3411866=Liebre Mtn. (163B) 3411866;3511926=Panorama Hills (217B) 3511926;3511915=Elkhorn Hills (217D) 3511915;3511917=Caliente Mtn. (218D) 3511917;3511948=Las Yeguas Ranch (243B) 3511948;3511854=Lake Isabella South (260C) 3511854;3511853=Woolstalf Creek (260D) 3511853;3511866=Glennville (261B) 3511866;3512072=Tent Hills (291C) 3512072;3612015=Smith Mountain (316D) 3612015;3612044=Lillis Ranch (338B) 3612044;3612047=Hernandez Reservoir (340A) 3612047;3612068=Cerro Colorado (362B) 3612068;3612058=Llanada (362C) 3612058;3612161=Panoche Pass (363A) 3612161;3612088=Ortigalita Peak NW (383B) 3612088;3612078=Ortigalita Peak (383C) 3612078;3712126=Morgan Hill (406B) 3712126;3712127=Santa Teresa Hills (407A) 3712127;3712144=Mt. Boardman (425B) 3712144;3712145=Eylar Mtn. (426A) 3712145;3712136=Lick Observatory (426C) 3712136;3712135=Isabel Valley (426D) 3712135;3712137=San Jose East (427D) 3712137;3712241=Mountain View (428A) 3712241;3712242=Palo Alto (428B) 3712242;3712165=Midway (445A) 3712165;3712155=Cedar Mtn. (445D) 3712155;3712157=La Costa Valley (446D) 3712157;3712176=Byron Hot Springs (463C) 3712176;3712188=Clayton (464B) 3712188;3712178=Diablo (464C) 3712178;3712282=Briones Valley (465B) 3712282;3912243=Logan Ridge (563A) 3912243;3912244=Rail Canyon (563B) 3912244;3912235=Gilmore Peak (564D) 3912235;3912265=Chrome (580A) 3912265;3912275=Newville (596D) 3912275;4012215=Lowrey (612D) 4012215;4112248=Etna (701B) 4112248;4112266=Yreka (717B) 4112266;4112258=Greenview (718C) 4112258