Cordylanthus rigidus ssp. brevibracteatus
Common Name: short-bracted bird's-beak
Family: Orobanchaceae
Element Code: PDSCR0J0P3
Full Name: Cordylanthus rigidus (Benth.) Jeps. ssp. brevibracteatus (Gray) Munz

Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb (hemiparasitic)
  • Blooming Period: Jul-Aug(Oct)
  • Habitat: openings, granitic.
    • Chaparral
    • Lower montane coniferous forest
    • Pinyon and juniper woodland
    • Upper montane coniferous forest
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
  • See Botany of California 1:622 (1876) for original description, Aliso 4(1):98 (1958) for revised nomenclature, and Systematic Botany Monographs 10:46 (1986) 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: 2001-01-01
  • Last Update: 2011-02-17
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 610 - 2590 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • Other States:
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Kern (KRN),  Tulare (TUL)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Alpine (021D) 3211677,  Santiago Creek (191A) 3411983,  Apache Canyon (191D) 3411973,  Tehachapi South (212C) 3511814,  Piute Peak (237B) 3511844,  Oiler Peak (238D) 3511835,  Owens Peak (258B) 3511768,  Walker Pass (259A) 3511861,  Horse Canyon (259D) 3511851,  Weldon (260A) 3511863,  Lake Isabella North (260B) 3511864,  Alta Sierra (261A) 3511865,  White Dome (283C) 3511872,  Lamont Peak (283D) 3511871,  Sirretta Peak (284A) 3511883,  Fairview (284B) 3511884,  Kernville (284C) 3511874,  Cannell Peak (284D) 3511873,  Posey (285C) 3511876,  Tobias Peak (285D) 3511875,  Crag Peak (306C) 3611812,  Durrwood Creek (307C) 3611814,  Sentinel Peak (308D) 3611815,  Chagoopa Falls (330B) 3611844,  Kern Lake (330C) 3611834,  Mineral King (331A) 3611845,  Mt. Kaweah (352C) 3611854,  Cedar Grove (374C) 3611876,  The Sphinx (374D) 3611875,  Auberry (397C) 3711914,  Bass Lake (418C) 3711935,  El Capitan (437B) 3711966,  Wawona (437C) 3711956,  El Portal (438A) 3711967
  • 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 1887
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 [accessed ].

3211677=Alpine (021D) 3211677;3411983=Santiago Creek (191A) 3411983;3411973=Apache Canyon (191D) 3411973;3511814=Tehachapi South (212C) 3511814;3511844=Piute Peak (237B) 3511844;3511835=Oiler Peak (238D) 3511835;3511768=Owens Peak (258B) 3511768;3511861=Walker Pass (259A) 3511861;3511851=Horse Canyon (259D) 3511851;3511863=Weldon (260A) 3511863;3511864=Lake Isabella North (260B) 3511864;3511865=Alta Sierra (261A) 3511865;3511872=White Dome (283C) 3511872;3511871=Lamont Peak (283D) 3511871;3511883=Sirretta Peak (284A) 3511883;3511884=Fairview (284B) 3511884;3511874=Kernville (284C) 3511874;3511873=Cannell Peak (284D) 3511873;3511876=Posey (285C) 3511876;3511875=Tobias Peak (285D) 3511875;3611812=Crag Peak (306C) 3611812;3611814=Durrwood Creek (307C) 3611814;3611815=Sentinel Peak (308D) 3611815;3611844=Chagoopa Falls (330B) 3611844;3611834=Kern Lake (330C) 3611834;3611845=Mineral King (331A) 3611845;3611854=Mt. Kaweah (352C) 3611854;3611876=Cedar Grove (374C) 3611876;3611875=The Sphinx (374D) 3611875;3711914=Auberry (397C) 3711914;3711935=Bass Lake (418C) 3711935;3711966=El Capitan (437B) 3711966;3711956=Wawona (437C) 3711956;3711967=El Portal (438A) 3711967