Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 1   1997

Title:  Symposium proceedings : out of the wild into the garden I : California's horticulturally significant plants, April 30 - May 2, 1992

Editors: Bart C. O'Brien, Lorrae C. Fuentes, and Lydia F. Newcombe

Contents:     Preface -- An introduction to California native plant cultivars -- The changing names of lilies and fritillaries -- The genus Calochortus -- Some issues arising from the cultivation o f California's endangered plants -- The genus Zauschneria -- The plants of the Southern Channel Islands: opportunities for horticultural exploitation -- Alpine and alpinelike plants of the Southern Sierra -- Alpines of the Central Sierra Nevada -- The genus Eriogonum -- The genus Mimulus -- Horticultural improvement of Diplacus through selective breeding -- A Californian treasury of native perennial grasses -- The genus Lewisia -- An introduction to Dudleya -- Cactaceae and Agavaceae for the native California garden -- Carpenteria californica -- The genus Fremontodendron -- The Mahonias -- The genus Ceanothus -- The genus Arctostaphylos.


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 2       1997

Title: Symposium proceedings : out of the wild into the garden II : California's horticulturally significant plants, March 9-11, 1995

Editors: Bart C. O'Brien, Lorrae C. Fuentes, and Lydia F. Newcombe

Contents::     Preface / Bart O'Brien -- Finding home, the evolving native garden / David Fross -- Horticultural lessons from Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden / Susan Jett -- The genus Ribes / Barbara Coe -- Desert plants for desert gardens / Mary F. Irish -- How local is local / Suzanne Schettler -- Garden pests and diseases of California native plants / Barrie Coate -- Pines of California / Wayne Roderick -- Horticultural conervation in the UCSC arboretum / Brett Hall -- The genus Quercus / Mike Evans -- Native plants for coastal gardens / Judith Larner Lowry -- Restoration issues : into the wild garden / Patti Kreiberg -- Horticultural notes from the Regional Parks Botanic Garden / Stephen W. Edwards -- Horticulture and classification of the section audibertia of the genus Salvia / Bart O'Brien -- Cerating a year-round wildflower garden : shifting the paradigm of gardening -- Horticultural lessons from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden / Carol Bornstein -- The genus Eschscholzia / Curtis Clark -- Rocky road : bringing California natives to the gardening public / M. Nevin Smith -- Chaparral plants in a Chaparral garden / Geoff Smith -- A native plant garden in the Berkeley Hills / Jenny S. Flemming -- The genus Heuchera / Michael Wall -- Botanical tent revival / Sally Wassowski.
 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 3       1999

Title: Symposium proceedings : out of the wild and into the garden III : California's horticulturally significant plants, June 19-21, 1997

Editors: Bart C. O'Brien, Lorrae C. Fuentes, and Lydia F. Newcombe

Contents:     Preface -- Additional thoughts on genus Ceanothus : an annotated slide list / David Fross -- Lester Rowntree : contributions to native plant horticulture / Rosemary Donlon -- The  genus Arctostaphylos / Bert Johnson -- Protecting and preservind indigenous oak trees of Southern California / Melanie Baer-Keeley -- Out  of the  wild and into the garden : designs for native plant gardens / Bob Perry -- Rock gardening with native plants / Lori Hubbart -- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden plant introductions : past, present, future / Carol Bornstein -- James Roof : contributions to botany and native plant horticulture / Stephen W. Edawards -- The horticultural contributions of Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden / Bart O'Brien -- Gerda Isenberg's contributions to native plant horticulture / Judith Lowry -- The  genus Lupinus : perennials and shrubs for the  native garden / Teresa Sholars -- Panel discussion : Arctostaphylos and Ceanothus / Panelists: Davids Fross, Bert Johnson, and Wayne Roderick ; Moderator: Bart O'Brien -- Panel discussion : watering, establishing native plants...promotion, marketing, maintenance / Panelists: Stephen Edwards, Lori Hubbart, Judith Larner Lowry, Phil Johnson, and Teresa Sholars; Moderator: Bart O'Brien -- Panel discussion: design, structure, seasonality, scale...resources / Panelists: Carol Bornstein, David Fross, Bob Perry, and Wayne Roderick; Moderator: Bart O'Brien -- Using rocks and boulders in native gardens and landscapes / Phil Johnson.

 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 4       1999

Title: A vascular flora of the Agua Tibia Mountains, southern California

Author: Darin L. Banks

Abstract:   The Agua Tibia Mountains, located at the northern end of the Palomar Range, have historically been the site for very little botanical research when compared with other units of the Peninsular Ranges, such as the Santa Ana Mountains.  This study reported the results of a floristic survey of the mountains that was conducted over a four-year period, from September 1994 through May 1999.  This study area encompassed the drainage system of Agua Tibia Mountain and is topographically and geologically diverse. A complex mosaic of herbaceous, shrub- and tree-dominated vegetation was found in range. Vascular plant taxa reported for the mountains totaled 954, including 756 considered native and 198 considered nonnative. Among these were sensitive plant taxa. range extensions, and disjunct taxa that created a rich diversity of plant species and revealed important insights into the phytogeographic history of mountains.

Contents:     Abstract -- Introduction -- History -- Botanical history -- Survey methods -- Results and discussion -- Physical setting -- Location -- Study area -- Physiography -- Geology -- Geologic setting -- Rocks -- Metamorphic rocks -- Plutonic rocks -- Extrusive rocks -- Unconsolidated deposits -- Geologic structure -- Climate -- Marine air -- Cold air drainage -- Vegetation -- Vegetation dominated by shrubs -- Vegetation dominated by herbaceous plants -- Vegetation dominated by trees -- Quercus wislizeni forests -- Arbutus menziesii forests -- Composition of the flora -- Endemics -- Taxa that achieve their southern and northern limits in the Agua Tibia Mountains -- Southern limits -- Northern limits -- Evolution of the flora -- Diversity -- Paleoendemics -- The co-occurence of xerophytic taxa from the coast and desert -- Sensitive plants -- Annotated catalog of vascular flora -- Excluded taxa -- Literature cited -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Notes.

 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 5       1999

Title: Vascular flora of the Liebre Mountains, Western Transverse Ranges, California

Author: Steve Boyd

Contents:     List of figures -- List of tables -- Figures a to x -- Physical setting -- Physiography -- Geology -- Climate -- History of botanical exploration -- Vegetation -- Scrub vegetation series -- Chaparral -- Desert scrub -- Riparian scrub -- Woodland vegetation series -- Oak woodland -- Conifer woodland -- Riparian woodland -- Grassland vegetation series -- Flora -- Numerical summary and phytogeography -- Sensitive taxa -- Annotated catalogue of the vascular flora -- Addendum excluded taxa -- Acknowledgments -- Literature cited.

 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 6       2002

Title: Species management guide for Galium grande McClatchie (Rubiaceae), San Gabriel bedstraw, Angeles National Forest

Authors: Valerie Soza, Steve Boyd, and William J. Brown, Jr

Contents:     Introduction -- Biological information -- Taxon description -- Nomenclatural history -- Similar looking taxa -- Distribution and habitat -- Endangerment status -- Natural history background information -- Reproduction and breeding systems -- Disperal, growth and longevity -- Population demographics -- Predators and pathogens -- Effect of land use activities: historical context -- Survey information -- Plant survey results -- Distribution maps and specific locality data -- Threals -- Management recommendations -- Action plan -- Figures 1-17 -- Literature cited -- Appendix specific locality data and maps.


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 7       2007

Title: A conservation plan for Mimulus shevockii (Phrymaceae)

Author: Naomi S. Fraga

Editors: Vanessa Ashworth and Lucinda McDade

Contents:     List of figures and tables -- 1.0 Executive summary -- 2.0 Scope and purpose -- 3.0 Background -- 3.1 Species description -- 3.2 Taxonomic history -- 3.3 Biology and ecology -- 3.4 Habitat -- 3.5 Distribution and abundance -- 3.6 Population trends -- 3.7 Threats and limiting factors -- 3.8 Conservation status -- 4.0 Conservation -- 4.1 Conservation objectives -- 4.2 General conservation activities -- 4.3 Site-specific actions -- 4.4 Conservation tasks -- 4.5 Out of state considerations -- 4.6 List of likely participants -- 5.0 Implementation -- 5.1 Action assessment -- 5.2 Federal listing -- 5.3 Other actions -- 5.4 Implementation schedule -- 5.5 Potential difficulties in implementation -- Acknowledgments -- Literature cited -- Appendix (occurance maps).
 


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 8
       2008

Title: A conservation plan for Mecca aster, Xylorhiza cognata (Asteraceae)

Author: Mitchell E. McGlaughlin

Editors: Vanessa Ashworth, Elizabeth Friar, and Lucinda McDade

Contents:     List of figures and tables -- 1.0 Executive summary -- 2.0 Scope and purpose -- 3.0 Background -- 3.1 Species description -- 3.2 Taxonomy -- 3.3 Biology and ecology -- 3.4 Habitat -- 3.5 Distribution and abundance -- 3.6 Population trends -- 3.7 Threats and limiting factors -- 3.8 Conservation status -- 4.0 Conservation -- 4.1 Conservation objectives and criteria -- 4.2 General conservation actions recommended -- 4.3 Site specific actions --  4.4 Conservation tasks -- 4.5 Out of state considerations -- 4.6 List of likely participants -- 5.0 Implementation -- 5.1 Action assessment -- 5.2 State and/or federal listing -- 5.3 Other actions -- 5.4 Potential difficulties in implementation -- Acknowledgments -- Literature cited.


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 9       2009

Title: A conservation plan for Berberis harrisoniana (Kofa Mountain barberry, Berberidaceae)

Author: Sarah J. De Groot

Editors: Vanessa Ashworth, Elizabeth Friar, and Lucinda McDade

Contents:     List of figues and tables -- 1.0 Executive summary -- 2.0 Scope and purpose -- 3.0 Background -- 3.1 Species description -- 3.2 Taxonomic history and systematics -- 3.3 Biology and Ecology -- 3.4 Habitat -- 3.5 Distribution and abundance -- 3.6 Threats and limiting factors -- 3.7 Conservation status -- 4.0 Conservation -- 4.1 Conservation objectives and criteria -- 4.2 General conservation actions recommended -- 4.3 Site specific actions -- 4.4 Conservation tasks -- 4.5 Out of state considerations -- 4.6 List of likely participants -- 5.0 Implementation -- 5.1 Action assessment -- 5.2 Listing -- 5.3 Prioritized implementation schedule -- 5.4 Potential difficulties in implementation -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Literature cited -- Appendices.

 

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Occasional Publications No 10    2009

Title: Processing seeds of California native plants for conservation, storage, and restoration

Authors: Michael Wall and John MacDonald

Summary:  This manual focuses on the seed processing steps that precede - and are necessary for - successful propagation and long-term seed storage. It targets California native plants and plants native to northern Baja California, Mexico, but the general techniques are applicable also to other physiologically or taxonomically related species. High quality, local-source germplasm collections are a critical resource for restoration, conservation, and the stewardship of natural biological communities, and this publication was developed specifically for those working in these fields. The manual is divided into six main sections: (1) seed processing techniques, (2) seed cleaning procedures, (3) illustrations of fruit types, (4) a glossary of technical terminology, (5) literature sources and reviewers, and (6) a two-part appendix that facilitates cross-referencing between plant common name, scientific name, and family. Color photographs provide concise and informative views of seed processing equipment and activities, and of the seeds themselves as seen under a light microscope. The information contained in the seed cleaning procedures augments the photographic images with nuggets of wisdom that only years of seed processing experience can furnish. Helpful hints are provided on fruit types, threshing, winnowing, viability and quality assessments, dealing with static electricity, and bulk cleaning. The most detailed of the sections highlights processing procedures for seeds of 450 plant species in 71 families. Species are organized alphabetically by genus and species, arranged in groups of three species per page on 148 pages. Instructions under each species are set out in a uniform format that features a high-quality color photograph of the processed seeds flanked by a text panel indicating common and scientific name, fruit type, seed size, shape, and surface texture, followed by a paragraph describing the cleaning methodology. The latter gives information on blower speed, sieves, screens, seed variation, and a difficulty rating that translates into the approximate cleaning time required. Specialized terms in the panels are highlighted in green to indicate that they are featured in the glossary of technical terminology.

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Title: Processing Seeds of California Native Plants for Conservation, Storage, and Restoration (Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden occasional publications ; no. 10) CD-ROM – January 1, 2009

Authors: Michael Wall (Author), John MacDonald (Photographer)

Summary: This CD manual focuses on the seed processing steps that precede - and are necessary for - successful propagation and long-term seed storage. It targets California native plants and plants native to northern Baja California, Mexico, but the general techniques are applicable also to other physiologically or taxonomically related species. Color photographs provide concise and informative views of seed processing equipment and activities, and of the seeds themselves as seen under a light microscope.