Although this showy shrub is available commercially, it was thought to be extirpated until a few native shrubs were discovered at its only known site. Endemic to California, it is threated by a fungal infection.(NHS February Monthly Report, 1986)
A fungal disease present in the remaining population
There is only one extant population consisting of 20-30 individuals in Sonoma Co. CA (York 1987).
The remaining plants are located on land purchased by the California Native Plant Society for the purpose of protecting the remaining individuals (York 1987)
Limit roadside maintenance near the population
Research is badly needed on the fungus that is causing die-off in these plants
Maintain a genetically representative seed bank.
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