Catalina Mountain Mahogany
This small tree is endemic to catalina island with only one single population remaining in the wild according to iucn which lists the catalina mahogany tree as critically endangered.
Catalina mountain mahogany. Methodology used to complete the review. This variety is uncommon in mainland california but is native to catalina island. About catalina island mountain mahogany cercocarpus traskiae cercocarpus traskiae known by the common names santa catalina island mountain mahogany and catalina mahogany is a rare species of plant in the rose family. The catalina mahogany is a small long lived evergreen tree or shrub with thick stiff leathery leaves.
Cercocarpus alnifolius island mountain mahogany also called cercocarpus betuloides var. Betuloides but with larger leaves and it is more garden tolerant. The catalina island mountain mahogany cercocarpus traskiae is thought to be one of the rarest shrubs in the continental united states. It is a narrow evergreen shrub to small tree typically reaching around 12 x 4 feet that is native to the catalina islands.
Because of its narrow habit it is an excellent. Cercocarpus traskiae known by the common names santa catalina island mountain mahogany and catalina mahogany is a rare species of plant in the rose family. Catalina island mountain mahogany is a california endangered plant species which means that killing or possessing the plant is prohibited by the california endangered species act cesa. This review was conducted by gary.
Five year review cercocarpus traskiae catalina island mountain mahogany i. It is rather like c. With only seven adult plants remaining in 2002 the catalina mahogany cercocarpus traskiae is one of the rarest plants in the world.