Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Threatened and Endangered Species

San Clemente Island lotus (Acmispon dendroideus var. traskiae)

San Clemente Island lotus (previously called San Clemente Island broom) is found only on San Clemente Island, which is located 64 miles west of San Diego, off the southern California coast. It is a member of the pea family and has slender erect green branches with each leaf having three to five leaflets. It also has small yellow flowers that are arranged in one to five flowered clusters. Originally listed as endangered, the plant has now been reclassified as a threatened species because it is no longer in danger of extinction.

A photo of the species may be viewed on Flickr.



July 25, 2013 News Release Announcing Reclassification of San Clemente Island Lotus and San Clemente Island Paintbrush from Endangered to Threatened


May 15 News Release Announcing Proposed Rule to Downlist from Endangered to Threatened



January 18, 2011, Press Release Announcing In-depth Status Reviews To Be Conducted (San Clemente Island broom is included)


  Documents and information, including Federal Register notices, Recovery Plans, and 5-Year Reviews relating to San Clemente Island lotus are available through the Service's Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS) -SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND LOTUS



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