Species Details

Coryphantha chlorantha

desert pincushion

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Scientific Name:
Coryphantha chlorantha (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
Common Name:
desert pincushion
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC040J0
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4
State Rank:
S3
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.1 to 2B.1 on 2013-06-12
changed from 2.2 to 2.1 on 2009-03-10
added to 2.2 on 2006-11-08
Add Date: 2006-11-08
Date Edited: 2021-11-05
Lifeform: perennial stem
Blooming Period: Apr-Sep
Elevation:
45 - 1705 meters
150 - 5595 feet
General Habitat:
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Carbonate
  • Gravelly
  • Rocky
Notes:
Threatened by road construction, pipeline construction, and solar and wind energy development. See Cact. 4: 43 (1923) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 88
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
3 31 18 0 0 36
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 7
Recent <=20 Years 81
Presence:
Presumed Extant 88
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV), Utah (UT)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Blackwater Mine (3511577), Clark Mtn. (3511555), Columbia Mtn. (3511514), East of Kingston Peak (3511567), East of Kingston Spring (3511557), Echo Canyon (3611646), Grotto Hills (3511522), Halloran Springs (3511538), Hart Peak (3511531), Horse Thief Springs (3511578), Ivanpah Lake (3511554), Joshua (3511534), Kingston Spring (3511558), Lees Camp (3611656), Mescal Range (3511545), Mesquite Lake (3511565), Mesquite Mountains (3511566), Mid Hills (3511524), Mineral Hill (3511544), Parker (3411423), Solomons Knob (3511547), State Line Pass (3511564), Turquoise Mtn. (3511548), Valley Wells (3511546)
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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