Mexican Hulsea [Hulsea mexicana Rydb.]

Mexican Hulsea [Hulsea mexicana Rydb.]

Listing CNPS List 2 R-E-D Code 3-1-1

State/Federal. Status -- None ASTERACEAE Apr.-Jun.

Global Rank G3? State Rank S1S2

Distribution: San Diego County

Habitat: This species was likely collected on volcanic soils at the Table Mountain site, in open, high desert chaparral.

Known Sites: One old historical collection by Gander is from Table Mountain northeast of Jacumba several miles from the Mexican border.

Mexican Hulsea is reported in the Sierra Juarez south to the Sierra San Borja of Baja California by Wiggins.

Status: This showy biennial is presumed stable in San Diego County. The historical collection site has not been rediscovered. However, Table Mountain is little explored and a population likely still exists. All populations should be protected.

Copyright May 1994 Craig H. Reiser.

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