Cordylanthus eremicus ssp. kernensis
Common Name: Kern Plateau bird's-beak
Family: Orobanchaceae
Element Code: PDSCR0J043
Full Name: Cordylanthus eremicus (Cov. & Mort.) Munz ssp. kernensis Chuang & Heckard

Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb (hemiparasitic)
  • Blooming Period: May - September
  • Habitat:  
    • Great Basin scrub
    • Joshua tree woodland
    • Pinyon and juniper woodland
    • Upper montane coniferous forest
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 14
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    1 3 2 1 0 7
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    5 9
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    14 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • Known only from the Kern Plateau region. Possibly threatened by trail maintenance, foot traffic, and vehicles. See Systematic Botany Monographs 10:89-92 (1986) 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: 1988-01-01
  • Last Update: 2012-11-05
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1675 - 3000 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Inyo (INY),  Kern (KRN),  Tulare (TUL)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Breckenridge Mtn. (238A) 35118D5,  Lamont Peak (283D) 35118G1,  Haiwee Pass (306A) 36118B1,  Monache Mountain (306B) 36118B2,  Crag Peak (306C) 36118A2,  Bonita Meadows (307D) 36118A3,  Cirque Peak (329B) 36118D2,  Templeton Mtn. (329C) 36118C2,  Olancha (329D) 36118C1
  • 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 501
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 ].

35118D5=Breckenridge Mtn. (238A) 35118D5;35118G1=Lamont Peak (283D) 35118G1;36118B1=Haiwee Pass (306A) 36118B1;36118B2=Monache Mountain (306B) 36118B2;36118A2=Crag Peak (306C) 36118A2;36118A3=Bonita Meadows (307D) 36118A3;36118D2=Cirque Peak (329B) 36118D2;36118C2=Templeton Mtn. (329C) 36118C2;36118C1=Olancha (329D) 36118C1