Baja Navarretia [Navarretia peninsularis Greene]
Listing CNPS List 1B R-E-D Code 2-2-2
State/Federal. Status -- None POLEMONIACEAE Jun.-Aug.
Global Rank G3? State Rank S2.2
Distribution: San Diego County, San Bernardino County, Kern County; Baja California, Mexico
Habitat: In the Cuyamaca Mountains this tiny annual grows in mesic openings in the chaparral on mild slopes adjacent to Cuyamaca Lake. It is reported from Lower Montane Coniferous Forests.
Known Sites: A limited population occurs at Cuyamaca Lake in San Diego County. Herbarium specimens examined are all from nearby at Azalea Spring, the west slope of Middle Peak, southeast of Camp Hual-cu-cuish, and 1/4 mile east of Chambers Park near Cuyamaca Lake. It is reported from two locales in Holcomb Valley in San Bernardino County.
Eight specimens from Baja California are found at the herbarium of the San Diego Natural History Museum, south to 32 6' North in the Sierra Juarez at Rancho los Pantalones where collected by Moran (SD 105532).
Status: Given the presumed rarity of this species in the United States, all populations are recommended for protection. Baja Navarretia is presumed stable in the mountains of Southern California; however, it may occur at so few locales, that loss of any populations may be significant.
Copyright © May 1994 Craig H. Reiser.
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