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Island Malacothrix (Malacothrix squalida)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 155354
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

Where is Island Malacothrix (Malacothrix squalida) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Island Malacothrix can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Island Malacothrix (Malacothrix squalida)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Malacothrix squalida in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 292 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has collected 1 seed accessions of Malacothrix squalida from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 4 maternal plants

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Taxon Malacothrix squalida
Authority Greene
Family Asteraceae
CPC Number 9435
ITIS 38056
Duration Annual
Common Names Island Malacothrix
Associated Scientific Names Malacothrix squalida
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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