Gierisch mallow (Sphaeralcea gierischii)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Gierisch mallow is a perennial, flowering member of the mallow family. S. gierischii is only found on gypsum outcrops associated with the Harrisburg Member of the Kaibab Formation in northern Mohave County, Arizona and closely adjacent Washington County, Utah (Atwood and Welsh 2002, p. 161). The surrounding plant community is that of warm desertscrub (Mohave desertscrub). We know very little about the life history of this species, since it was only recently described. We believe it is a perennial because it is woody at the base and the same individuals have been observed for more than one year. It dies back to the ground during the winter and re-sprouts from the base during late winter and spring (January-March), depending on daytime temperatures and rainfall. We do not know how the flowers are pollinated, the pollination system (self-pollinated or obligate out crosser), seed dispersal mechanisms, or the conditions under which seeds germinate. Young plants have been observed on reclaimed areas within the gypsum mining area (Service 2008, p. 1).

  • States/US Territories in which the Gierisch mallow, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Arizona , Utah
  • US Counties in which the Gierisch mallow, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
2013-09-12 Southwest Region (Region 2) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2011-10-26 00:00:00.0 76 FR 66370 66439 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2009-02-05 00:00:00.0 74 FR 6122 6128 Partial 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List 206 Species in the Midwest and Western United States as Threatened or Endangered With Critical Habitat
2008-12-10 00:00:00.0 73 FR 75176 75244 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
2013-08-13 00:00:00.0 78 FR 49149 49165 Determination of Endangered Status for Sphaeralcea gierischii (Gierisch Mallow) Throughout Its Range: Final rule.
2012-08-17 00:00:00.0 77 FR 49893 49919 Determination of Status for the Gierisch Mallow and Designation of Critical Habitat: Proposed rule.
2009-11-09 00:00:00.0 74 FR 57804 57878 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions
2013-03-28 00:00:00.0 78 FR 18943 18947 Listing as Endangered and Designation of Critical Habitat for the Gierisch Mallow
2010-11-10 00:00:00.0 75 FR 69222 69294 Review of Native Species That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened; Annual Notice of Findings on Resubmitted Petitions; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions; Proposed Rule
2013-08-13 00:00:00.0 78 FR 49165 49183 Designation of Critical Habitat for Sphaeralcea gierischii (Gierisch Mallow): Final rule.

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Gierisch mallow.

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
2013-08-13 78 FR 49165 49183 Designation of Critical Habitat for Sphaeralcea gierischii (Gierisch Mallow): Final rule. Final Rule Final designated
2012-08-17 77 FR 49893 49919 Determination of Status for the Gierisch Mallow and Designation of Critical Habitat: Proposed rule. Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Gierisch mallow.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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