Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 3 accessions of Penstemon fruticiformis var. amargosae in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 88516 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.
Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 3 seed accessions of Penstemon fruticiformis var. amargosae from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 5 maternal plants
Penstemon fruticiformis ssp. amargosae is known from Inyo and San Bernardino Counties, California, and Clark and Nye Counties, Nevada.
Threats include habit fragmentation, degradation and over grazing.
The Nevada Natural Heritage Program (NNHP 2001) reports 17 or 21 occurrences in the state, with number of individuals per occurrence unknown.
There is no current active research for this Penstemon.
There is currently no formalized management plan for this particular species, however, plans to modify grazing practices in sensitive areas may aid in conserving Penstemon fruticiformis.
Monitoring populations, understanding reproductive biology and impact of different grazing levels would aid in conservation efforts.
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