Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Eriophyllum latilobum in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 7688 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.
Currently known from a single site (or possibly two now) in San Mateo County, California, where less than 300 plants are scattered along a 4 km stretch of road on a steep, unstable slope. The plants are vulnerable to soil slumping and to subsequent removal of the slumped material and reshaping of the road cut by road maintenance crews. Although maintenance crews have been made aware of the plants, accidental herbicide applications or other activities could severely damage the population. Damage did occur in 2001 due to mowing. Recreational development (a paved trail adjacent to the road) represents another potential threat. The plants apparently have low germination and seedling survival rates.
erosion and soil slippage, road maintenance
one occurrence consisting of a few hundred plants in San Mateo Co.
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