Species Details

Grusonia parishii

Parish's club-cholla

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Photo of Grusonia parishii
© 2012 James M. Andre
Photo of Grusonia parishii
© 2012 James M. Andre
Photo of Grusonia parishii
© 2018 Matt C. Berger
Scientific Name:
Grusonia parishii (Orcutt) Pinkava
Common Name:
Parish's club-cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC0D2H0
USDA Plants Symbol: GRPA11
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
changed from 2.3 to 2.2 on 2009-03-10
added to 2.3 on 2007-03-20
Add Date: 2007-03-20
Date Edited: 2022-01-05
Lifeform: perennial stem
Blooming Period: May-Jun(Jul)
300 - 1524 meters
985 - 5000 feet
General Habitat:
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Sonoran desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Rocky
  • Sandy
Threatened by solar energy development. See Opuntia parishii in The Jepson Manual (1993). See West Amer. Sci. 10:1 (1896) for original description and J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 32: 50 (1999) for revised nomenclature.
Total Occurrences: 45
Element Occurrence Ranks:
4 10 7 6 0 18
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 8
Recent <=20 Years 37
Presumed Extant 45
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV), Texas (TX)?
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Buzzard Spring (3311575), Castle Peaks (3511532), Cima (3511525), Cima Dome (3511535), Crescent Peak (3511542), Grotto Hills (3511522), Hackberry Mountain (3511512), Hart Peak (3511531), Indian Cove (3411612), Ivanpah (3511533), Ivanpah Lake (3511554), Joshua Tree North (3411623), Malapai Hill (3311681), Mescal Range (3511545), Mesquite Lake (3511565), Mineral Hill (3511544), Nipton (3511543), Pachalka Spring (3511556), Queen Mtn. (3411611), State Line Pass (3511564), Valley Wells (3511546)
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.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads