|Short-leaved dudleya, Shortleaf liveforever|
|Dudleya blochmaniae ssp. brevifolia (former CPC annotation)|
|Available for Sponsorship|
The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
The conservation of Dudleya brevifolia is not currently sponsored.
Stacy Anderson contributed to this Plant Profile.
The short-leaved dudleya is a small, rare succulent perennial plant that produces a rosette of leaves from a corm. White flowers with red or purple markings are borne on short stalks. Proposed for Federal protection in 1993, this species was removed from the candidate list in 1996, as it is one of the species covered in the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MCSP) of southern San Diego County. (USFWS 1996) As of 1997, this species could be found in only five populations in the wild. (CDFG 2002)
Distribution & Occurrence
Found on extremely shallow, sandy soils, often at the edges of canyons, in open sites in chaparral communities. (CDFG 2002)
|Known from only 5 populations. (CDFG 2002)|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Cochrane, S.A. 1985. Dudleya brevifolia: Californias own living stone. Fremontia. 13: 21.
USFWS. 1996. Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule to List the Plants Dudleya blochmaniae ssp. brevifolia (Short-leaved Dudleya) as Endangered, and Corethrogyne filaginifolia var. linifolia (Del Mar Sand-aster) as Threatened. Federal Register. 61, 195: Monday,