Species Details

Hecastocleis shockleyi

prickle-leaf

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Scientific Name:
Hecastocleis shockleyi Gray
Common Name:
prickle-leaf
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST4J010
USDA Plants Symbol: HESH
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial evergreen shrub
Blooming Period: May-Jul
Elevation:
1200 - 2200 meters
3935 - 7220 feet
General Habitat:
  • Chenopod scrub
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat: often slate
Micro Habitat:
  • Carbonate (often)
  • Rocky
  • Slopes
  • Washes
Notes:
Needs field work to determine current threats and rarity. Locally common in the Grapevine, Inyo, and Last Chance Mountains. See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 17:221 (1882) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
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), Mono (MNO)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Blackwater Mine (3511577), Cerro Gordo Peak (3611757), Chalfant Valley (3711853), East of Waucoba Spring (3711717), El Paso Peaks (3511746), Fall Canyon (3611772), Hanging Rock Canyon (3711726), Horse Thief Canyon (3711737), Independence (3611872), Joshua Flats (3711728), Keeler (3611747), Last Chance Mtn. (3711736), Last Chance Range SE (3711715), Last Chance Range SW (3711716), Laws (3711843), Sand Spring (3711725), Santa Rosa Flat (3611746), Thimble Peak (3611771), Uhlmeyer Spring (3711822), Waucoba Spring (3711718), 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
Counties   Quads