Carlsbad Fish & Wildlife Office
Pacific Southwest Region

Threatened and Endangered Species

San Clemente Island bush mallow (Malacothamnus clementinus)

San Clemente Island bush mallow is a federally endangered plant that is endemic to San Clemente Island, the southernmost of eight Channel Islands off the southern California coast. It's stems are woody only at the base and the plant can reach a height from 2.3 to 3.3 feet tall. It's leaves are 1 to 2 inches wide and bicolored, with green upper surfaces covered in short fine hairs. The flowers have either pink or white and fading lavender petals.

A photo of the species may be viewed on Flickr.



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



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


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