Species Details

Ferocactus viridescens

San Diego barrel cactus

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Scientific Name:
Ferocactus viridescens (T. & G.) Britt. & Rose
Common Name:
San Diego barrel cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC08060
USDA Plants Symbol: FEVI2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3?
State Rank:
S2S3
Other Status: IUCN_LC; SB_CalBG/RSABG; SB_CRES
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.1 to 2B.1 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-07-14
Lifeform: perennial stem
Blooming Period: May-Jun
Elevation:
3 - 450 meters
10 - 1475 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chaparral
  • Coastal scrub
  • Valley and foothill grassland
  • Vernal pools
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Seriously threatened by urbanization, vehicles, horticultural collecting, agriculture, and non-native plants.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 249
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
9 40 20 26 12 142
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 107
Recent <=20 Years 142
Presence:
Presumed Extant 237
Possibly Extirpated 11
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Del Mar (3211782), Dulzura (3211667), El Cajon (3211678), Encinitas (3311713), Escondido (3311711), Imperial Beach (3211751), Jamul Mountains (3211668), La Jolla (3211772), La Mesa (3211771), Las Pulgas Canyon (3311734), National City (3211761), Oceanside (3311724), Otay Mesa (3211658), Otay Mountain (3211657), Point Loma (3211762), Poway (3211781), Rancho Santa Fe (3311712), San Luis Rey (3311723), San Vicente Reservoir (3211688), Tecate (3211656)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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