Species Details

Cylindropuntia fosbergii

pink teddy-bear cholla

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Scientific Name:
Cylindropuntia fosbergii (C.B. Wolf) Rebman, M.A. Baker & Pinkava
Common Name:
pink teddy-bear cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC0D2U0
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: BLM_S
CRPR Changes:
changed from 3 to 1B.3 on 2012-05-07
added to 3 on 2009-04-02
Add Date: 2009-04-02
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial stem
Blooming Period: Mar-May
Elevation:
85 - 850 meters
280 - 2790 feet
General Habitat:
  • Sonoran desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Potentially threatened by development. Possibly an ancient hybrid with C. bigelovii and another, possibly extinct, taxon; but more likely a sister-species of C. bigelovii. See C. xfosbergii in TJM 2. See Occasional Papers of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1:79 (1938) for original description, and MadroƱo 58(2):106-112 (2011) for information on possible hybrid origin.
Threats:
Potentially threatened by development.
Taxonomy:
Possibly an ancient hybrid with C. bigelovii and another, possibly extinct, taxon; but more likely a sister-species of C. bigelovii. See C. xfosbergii in TJM 2.
Other:
Total Occurrences: 20
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 1 0 0 0 18
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 16
Recent <=20 Years 4
Presence:
Presumed Extant 20
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Agua Caliente Springs (3211683), Arroyo Tapiado (3211682), Earthquake Valley (3311614), Monument Peak (3211684), Sweeney Pass (3211672)
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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