Species Details

Penstemon calcareus

limestone beardtongue

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Steve Matson 2017
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Steve Matson 2017
Scientific Name:
Penstemon calcareus Bdg.
Common Name:
limestone beardtongue
Family: Plantaginaceae
Element Code: PDSCR1L100
USDA Plants Symbol: PECA5
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3?
State Rank:
S3?
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 1B.3 on 2006-10-10
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-05-06
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-May
Elevation:
1065 - 2040 meters
3495 - 6695 feet
General Habitat:
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Carbonate
  • Rocky
Notes:
See Zoe 5: 152 (1903) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 27
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 3 0 0 0 23
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 19
Recent <=20 Years 8
Presence:
Presumed Extant 27
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Colton Well (3411584), Columbia Mtn. (3511514), Cottonwood Canyon (3611753), East of Sand Flat (3611763), Fountain Peak (3411585), Grapevine Peak (3611782), Hanging Rock Canyon (3711726), Last Chance Range SE (3711715), Last Chance Range SW (3711716), Saline Peak (3611786), Sand Flat (3611764), Sand Spring (3711725), Thimble Peak (3611771), Tin Mountain (3611784), Waucoba Canyon (3611788), White Top Mtn. (3611774), Wildrose Peak (3611731)
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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