Eremalche parryi ssp. kernensis
Common Name: Kern mallow
Family: Malvaceae
Synonyms: Eremalche kernensis, Malvastrum kernense
Element Code: PDMAL0C031
Full Name: Eremalche parryi (Greene) Greene ssp. kernensis (C.B. Wolf) D.M. Bates

2009 Keir Morse
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: annual herb
  • Blooming Period: January - May
  • Habitat: On dry, open sandy to clay soils; often at edge of balds.
    • Chenopod scrub
    • Pinyon and juniper woodland
    • Valley and foothill grassland
Rarity Status Glossary
  • Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2
    Rare, threatened, or endangered in California and elsewhere
    .2: Fairly endangered in California
  • Federal Listing Status: FE
    Endangered (07/19/90)
  • State Listing Status:
    Not Listed
  • State Rank: S2S3
    S2: Imperiled. S3: Vulnerable.
  • Global Rank: G3G4T2T3Q
    T2: Imperiled. T3: Vulnerable. G3: (species) Vulnerable. G4: (species) Apparently secure, considering populations outside California.
    (There are taxonomic questions associated with this name)
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 127
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    9 22 27 7 3 59
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    42 85
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    124 1 2
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by agriculture, grazing, road construction and maintenance, vehicles, and oil development. Possibly threatened by non-native plants. See Occasional Papers Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1(2):66-67 (1938) for original description and Phytologia 72(1):48-54 (1992) for taxonomic treatment and revised nomenclature.
  • 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: 2016-08-26
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 70 - 1290 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Kings (KNG),  Kern (KRN),  Santa Barbara (SBA),  San Luis Obispo (SLO),  Tulare (TUL),  Ventura (VEN)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Eagle Rest Peak (190B) 34119H2,  Santiago Creek (191A) 34119H3,  Ballinger Canyon (191B) 34119H4,  Cuyama Peak (191C) 34119G4,  Cuyama (192A) 34119H5,  Tejon Ranch (213C) 35118A6,  Arvin (214A) 35118B7,  Tejon Hills (214D) 35118A7,  Coal Oil Canyon (215D) 35119A1,  Mouth of Kern (216A) 35119B3,  Taft (216B) 35119B4,  Maricopa (216C) 35119A4,  Pentland (216D) 35119A3,  Fellows (217A) 35119B5,  Panorama Hills (217B) 35119B6,  Wells Ranch (217C) 35119A6,  Elkhorn Hills (217D) 35119A5,  Painted Rock (218A) 35119B7,  Chimineas Ranch (218B) 35119B8,  Taylor Canyon (218C) 35119A8,  Caliente Mtn. (218D) 35119A7,  Rosedale (240B) 35119D2,  Stevens (240C) 35119C2,  Rio Bravo (241A) 35119D3,  Buttonwillow (241B) 35119D4,  East Elk Hills (241C) 35119C4,  Tupman (241D) 35119C3,  Lokern (242A) 35119D5,  Belridge (242B) 35119D6,  Reward (242C) 35119C6,  West Elk Hills (242D) 35119C5,  Simmler (243C) 35119C8,  McKittrick Summit (243D) 35119C7,  La Panza Ranch (244B) 35120D2,  Camatta Ranch (245A) 35120D3,  Lost Hills NE (265A) 35119F5,  Lost Hills NW (265B)* 35119F6,  Semitropic (265D) 35119E5,  Packwood Creek (267D) 35120E1,  Pixley (288A) 35119H3,  Delano West (288D) 35119G3,  Tent Hills (291C) 35120G2,  La Cima (314D) 36120A1
  • 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 601
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 ].

34119H2=Eagle Rest Peak (190B) 34119H2;34119H3=Santiago Creek (191A) 34119H3;34119H4=Ballinger Canyon (191B) 34119H4;34119G4=Cuyama Peak (191C) 34119G4;34119H5=Cuyama (192A) 34119H5;35118A6=Tejon Ranch (213C) 35118A6;35118B7=Arvin (214A) 35118B7;35118A7=Tejon Hills (214D) 35118A7;35119A1=Coal Oil Canyon (215D) 35119A1;35119B3=Mouth of Kern (216A) 35119B3;35119B4=Taft (216B) 35119B4;35119A4=Maricopa (216C) 35119A4;35119A3=Pentland (216D) 35119A3;35119B5=Fellows (217A) 35119B5;35119B6=Panorama Hills (217B) 35119B6;35119A6=Wells Ranch (217C) 35119A6;35119A5=Elkhorn Hills (217D) 35119A5;35119B7=Painted Rock (218A) 35119B7;35119B8=Chimineas Ranch (218B) 35119B8;35119A8=Taylor Canyon (218C) 35119A8;35119A7=Caliente Mtn. (218D) 35119A7;35119D2=Rosedale (240B) 35119D2;35119C2=Stevens (240C) 35119C2;35119D3=Rio Bravo (241A) 35119D3;35119D4=Buttonwillow (241B) 35119D4;35119C4=East Elk Hills (241C) 35119C4;35119C3=Tupman (241D) 35119C3;35119D5=Lokern (242A) 35119D5;35119D6=Belridge (242B) 35119D6;35119C6=Reward (242C) 35119C6;35119C5=West Elk Hills (242D) 35119C5;35119C8=Simmler (243C) 35119C8;35119C7=McKittrick Summit (243D) 35119C7;35120D2=La Panza Ranch (244B) 35120D2;35120D3=Camatta Ranch (245A) 35120D3;35119F5=Lost Hills NE (265A) 35119F5;35119F6=Lost Hills NW (265B)* 35119F6;35119E5=Semitropic (265D) 35119E5;35120E1=Packwood Creek (267D) 35120E1;35119H3=Pixley (288A) 35119H3;35119G3=Delano West (288D) 35119G3;35120G2=Tent Hills (291C) 35120G2;36120A1=La Cima (314D) 36120A1