Species Details

Sclerocactus polyancistrus

Mojave fish-hook cactus

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Scientific Name:
Sclerocactus polyancistrus (Engelm. & Bigel.) Britt. & Rose
Common Name:
Mojave fish-hook cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC0J050
USDA Plants Symbol: SCPO4
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial stem
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
Elevation:
640 - 2320 meters
2100 - 7610 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat: usually carbonate
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by horticultural collecting, herbivory by insects, and vehicles. Possibly threatened by grazing and development. Does not usually survive transplanting. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 3:272 (1856) for original description, Cactus and Succulent Journal 51:228-232 (1979) for ecological information, and Fremontia 10(4):23-24 (1983) for species account.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
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References:
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 0
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), Kern (KRN), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Barstow (3411781), Blackwater Well (3511733), Cantil (3511738), Cerro Gordo Peak (3611757), China Gardens (3611725), Chloride City (3611668), Chocolate Mtn. (3711748), Cinco (3511831), Coso Peak (3611726), Cowhorn Valley (3711821), Coyote Lake (3511617), Cuddeback Lake (3511734), Daylight Pass (3611678), Eagle Crags (3511741), East of Waucoba Spring (3711717), El Paso Peaks (3511746), Hanging Rock Canyon (3711726), Helendale (3411763), Hinkley (3411782), Hodge (3411772), Inyokern Se (3511757), Keeler (3611747), Kramer Hills (3411784), Lane Mountain (3511618), Last Chance Mtn. (3711736), Last Chance Range SE (3711715), Last Chance Range SW (3711716), Louisiana Butte (3611715), Maturango Peak (3611714), Mountain Springs Canyon (3511785), Nova Canyon (3611733), Panamint (3611711), Panamint Butte (3611743), Petroglyph Canyon (3611716), Pilot Knob (3511742), Saline Peak (3611786), Saltdale NW (3511748), Sand Spring (3711725), Santa Rosa Flat (3611746), Slocum Mtn. (3511732), Stewart Valley (3611622), Superior Valley (3511731), Talc City Hills (3611736), Thimble Peak (3611771), Tinemaha Reservoir (3711812), Twelve Gauge Lake (3411783), Ubehebe Peak (3611765), Uhlmeyer Spring (3711822), Victorville (3411753), Waucoba Canyon (3611788), Waucoba Mtn. (3711811), Waucoba Spring (3711718), White Top Mtn. (3611774), Wild Crossing (3411773)
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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