Castilleja mendocinensis
Common Name: Mendocino Coast paintbrush
Family: Orobanchaceae
Synonyms: Castilleja latifolia ssp. mendocinensis
Element Code: PDSCR0D3N0
Full Name: Castilleja mendocinensis (Eastw.) Penn.

Robert Potts
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial herb (hemiparasitic)
  • Blooming Period: April - August
  • Habitat:  
    • Coastal bluff scrub
    • Closed-cone coniferous forest
    • Coastal dunes
    • Coastal prairie
    • Coastal scrub
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 47
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    2 15 6 1 0 23
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    21 26
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    47 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by coastal development, erosion, recreation, foot traffic, non-native plants, and habitat fragmentation. Potentially threatened by trail construction. Related to C. affinis ssp. litoralis. See Madroño 46(3):161 (1999) for information on OR occurrence.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1974-01-01
  • Last Update: 2011-02-08
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 0 - 160 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Oregon
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Humboldt (HUM),  Mendocino (MEN)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Point Arena (537B) 38123H6,  Saunders Reef (537C) 38123G6,  Gualala (537D) 38123G5,  Elk (552B) 39123B6,  Mallo Pass Creek (552C) 39123A6,  Albion (553A) 39123B7,  Fort Bragg (569A) 39123D7,  Mendocino (569D) 39123C7,  Westport (585A) 39123F7,  Inglenook (585D) 39123E7,  Bear Harbor (601B) 39123H8,  Hales Grove (601D) 39123G7,  Trinidad (689C) 41124A2
  • 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.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 425
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

38123H6=Point Arena (537B) 38123H6;38123G6=Saunders Reef (537C) 38123G6;38123G5=Gualala (537D) 38123G5;39123B6=Elk (552B) 39123B6;39123A6=Mallo Pass Creek (552C) 39123A6;39123B7=Albion (553A) 39123B7;39123D7=Fort Bragg (569A) 39123D7;39123C7=Mendocino (569D) 39123C7;39123F7=Westport (585A) 39123F7;39123E7=Inglenook (585D) 39123E7;39123H8=Bear Harbor (601B) 39123H8;39123G7=Hales Grove (601D) 39123G7;41124A2=Trinidad (689C) 41124A2