Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Endemic to California; occurs in the Klamath Ranges, North Coast Ranges, north and central Sierra Nevada Foothils, southern High Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain Area, Western Transverse Ranges, and the San Jacinto Mountains (Hickman 1993).
Catalog Number: US 1734252
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Verified from the card file of type specimens
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): A. Eastwood
Year Collected: 1918
Locality: O.D. crater in sand, Mt. St. Helena., California, United States, North America
- Isotype: Eastwood, A. 1934. Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 132.
Comments: Open, serpentine, volcanic, or granitic places; 300-1800 m (Hickman 1993 and FNA 2002).
Number of Occurrences
Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.
Estimated Number of Occurrences: 6 - 80
Comments: The precise number of distinct occurrences is unknown, however, as of March 2007 there are 56 accession records in the Consortium of California Herbaria database; 29 of these have been collected since 1980.
Life History and Behavior
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
Reasons: Allium cratericola is restricted to California and, although it occurs across a large area, it has a somewhat restricted elevation range and soil preference. There is no element occurrence data available, however, it is uncommon according to Hickman (1993) and does not have a large number of collections in California herbaria.