Cirsium rhothophilum
Common Name: Surf thistle
Family: Asteraceae
Synonyms:
Element Code: PDAST2E2J0
Full Name: Cirsium rhothophilum Blake
USDA PLANTS Symbol: CIRH

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Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 25
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    3 10 6 1 3 2
  • Population Status:
    Historic
    >20 yrs
    Recent
    <=20 yrs
    21 4
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    22 1 2
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by vehicles, foot traffic, and non-native plants. See Botanical Gazette 39:45 (1905) for original description.
  • 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: 2010-03-15
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 3 - 60 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Santa Barbara (SBA),  San Luis Obispo (SLO)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Point Conception (145B) 34120D4,  Surf (171A) 34120F5,  Point Arguello (171C) 34120E6,  Tranquillon Mtn. (171D) 34120E5,  Guadalupe (196A) 34120H5,  Point Sal (196B) 34120H6,  Casmalia (196D) 34120G5,  Pismo Beach (221B) 35120B6,  Oceano (221D) 35120A5,  Morro Bay South (247D) 35120C7
  • 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 489
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 http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].
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34120D4=Point Conception (145B) 34120D4;34120F5=Surf (171A) 34120F5;34120E6=Point Arguello (171C) 34120E6;34120E5=Tranquillon Mtn. (171D) 34120E5;34120H5=Guadalupe (196A) 34120H5;34120H6=Point Sal (196B) 34120H6;34120G5=Casmalia (196D) 34120G5;35120B6=Pismo Beach (221B) 35120B6;35120A5=Oceano (221D) 35120A5;35120C7=Morro Bay South (247D) 35120C7