Species Details

Cuscuta californica var. apiculata

pointed dodder

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Scientific Name:
Cuscuta californica Hook & Arn. var. apiculata Engelm.
Common Name:
pointed dodder
Family: Convolvulaceae
Element Code: PDCUS01071
USDA Plants Symbol: CUCAA
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual vine (parasitic)
Blooming Period: Feb-Aug
Elevation:
0 - 500 meters
0 - 1640 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Sonoran desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Sandy
Notes:
Move to List 2? Location and rarity information needed. See Trans. Acad. St. Louis 1: 499 (1859) for original description and SIDA 22(1): 177-195 (2006) for taxonomic treatment.
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)
Baja California (BA), California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Amboy (3411556), Cadiz (3411555), Cathedral City (3311674), Cross Roads (3411422), Gene Wash (3411432), Mt. Manchester (3511416)?, Needles Nw (3411486)?, Parker (3411423), Tubb Canyon (3311624)
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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