Species Details

Kallstroemia parviflora

warty caltrop

  Download Report   Calflora     eFlora     CCH     CalPhotos
Photo of Kallstroemia parviflora
© 2019 Wynn Anderson
Photo of Kallstroemia parviflora
© 2018 Wynn Anderson
Photo of Kallstroemia parviflora
© 2013 Keir Morse
Scientific Name:
Kallstroemia parviflora J.B.S. Norton
Common Name:
warty caltrop
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Element Code: PDZYG03050
USDA Plants Symbol: KAPA
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Aug-Nov
855 - 1705 meters
2805 - 5595 feet
General Habitat:
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Pinyon and juniper woodland
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Disturbed areas (sometimes)
Threatened by solar energy development. Possibly threatened by mining and severe fires. Treated as a waif in TJM (1993) and TJM 2, but now considered native to California. See Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 9:153 for original description.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), District of Columbia (DC), Illinois (IL), Kansas (KS), Louisiana (LA), Maryland (MD), Mississippi (MS), Missouri (MO), Nevada (NV), New Mexico (NM), Oklahoma (OK), Pennsylvania (PA), Sonora, Mexico (SO), Texas (TX), Utah (UT)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Castle Peaks (3511532), Cima Dome (3511535), Clark Mtn. (3511555), Crescent Peak (3511542), Earthquake Valley (3311614), Hackberry Mountain (3511512), Hart Peak (3511531), Hayfield Spring (3311565), Ivanpah (3511533), Ivanpah Lake (3511554), Mineral Hill (3511544), Pinto Valley (3511523), Ranchita (3311625), Tubb Canyon (3311624), Warner Springs (3311636), Whale Peak (3311613)
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