The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
The conservation of Eriodictyon capitatum is fully sponsored.
Knapp and Wilken contributed to this Plant Profile.
Shrub less than 3 m tall. Twigs glabrous and sticky. Linear, entire leaves to 9 cm with rolled margins. Upper leaf surface sticky, lower tomentose. Head-like inflorescence, with funnel-shaped, lavender corolla and linear, hairy calyx.
Distribution & Occurrence
Occurs in maritime chaparral and in southern bishop pine forests. The USFWS has designated 6,401 acres of critical habitat, covering two of three general regions where it is found (the Solomon Hills and Hollister Ranch).
|Ten occurrences are now known, in three general regions. Even where there many ramets, the number of genets can be quite low. Therefore while there are approximately 1,000 ramets extant, there are likely fewer than 100 genets existing in the wild.|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
In 2012 SBBG secured and processed ca. 150 seeds of this species, which required collection from ca. 100 inflorescences.