[for Diospyros virginiana var. virginiana] Hrusa et al., Madrono 49(2)61-98. 2002: DIST: SnBr: Hrusa et al. Current Status: No current information (in Mendocino Co.). Naturalized in wildlands (as clonal colonies in San Bernardino Co.): DOC: Mendocino Co.: Hopland Field Station, headquarters nr. office. June 14, 1959, AHM s.n. (AHUC); San Bernardino Co.: San Bernardino Mtns. Mill Creek Canyon, on S side of Hwy 38, 1.2 mi. above Mountain Home Creek at Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls 7.5' quad., 34°06'N; 116°58'30"W, T01S, R01W, Sec. 10, SB. El. 4040 ft/1232m. Dry meadow w/scattered trees on alluvial bench in canyon bottom, sandy loam w/rocks. Single trees of Pyrus communis and Prunus cerasifera also present. Could be old orchard site, but vegetation looked natural, w/no sign of former occupation; possibly a few spp. escaped from cultivation at Mountain Home. Grove of 74 trees, 2-9 m tall; oldest (75-100 yr) dead but 45 cm dbh, live trees 6-12 cm; corollas pale yellow, mostly w/4 lobes, but occasionally 5. Grove all female?, possibly from sprouts of old tree. Fruits produced; but seeds? Discovered ca. 1983 by Goodman. Bark dark and deeply fissured into blocks, covered w/lichens. June 26, 1999, A.C. Sanders 22903 with John Goodman (ARIZ, CAS, MO, RSA, SD, UCR, UNLV, UTEP); loc. cit. Nov. 11, 1999, A.C. Sanders 23252 with Mihai Costea, T. B. Salvato (UCR); Near Old Mormon Road Monument on old loop off Hwy 18 below Crestline, San Bernardino North 7.5'quad., T02N, R04W, Sec 27, SB. 34°13'30"N; 117°17'30"W. El. 4200 ft/1280m, canyon woodland. Scarce tree ca. 20m tall and 38cm dbh. Roadside, presumably originally planted (possibly from discarded seed?), but with a number of saplings (10-15) derived from root-sprouts surrounding parent tree. Straight central trunk with small angled branches, square-checked bark. July 21, 2000, A.C. Sanders 23591 with N. Diep (UCR): Notes: The Mendocino Co. specimen at AHUC may or may not document a spontaneous occurrence. Otherwise only two known populations but both are reproducing vegetatively and have been present for decades. Plants are vigorous and obviously successful under natural conditions. A population with both sexes present might be even more successful.