Species Details

Petalonyx linearis

narrow-leaf sandpaper-plant

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Scientific Name:
Petalonyx linearis Greene
Common Name:
narrow-leaf sandpaper-plant
Family: Loasaceae
Element Code: PDLOA04010
USDA Plants Symbol: PELI5
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial shrub
Blooming Period: (Jan-Feb)Mar-May(Jun-Dec)
Elevation:
-25 - 1115 meters
-80 - 3660 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Sonoran desert scrub
General Micro Habitat: Canyons
Micro Habitat:
  • Rocky (sometimes)
  • Sandy (sometimes)
Notes:
See Bulletin of the California Academy of Sciences 1(4):188 (1886) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 26
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 1 25
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 18
Recent <=20 Years 8
Presence:
Presumed Extant 25
Possibly Extirpated 1
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), Baja California (BA), California (CA), Sonora, Mexico (SO)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Imperial (IMP), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Agua Caliente Springs (3211683), Araz (3211476), Bard (3211475), Beaumont (3311688), Borrego Palm Canyon (3311634), Cabazon (3311687), Carrizo Mtn. (3211671), Carrizo Mtn. NE (3211681), Clark Lake NE (3311643), Collins Valley (3311644), Desert Center (3311564), East Deception Canyon (3311683), East of Victory Pass (3311573), Frink NW (3311546), Keys View (3311682), Laguna Dam (3211474), Lake Fulmor (3311677), Mecca (3311651), Myoma (3311673), Oasis (3311641), Orocopia Canyon (3311557), Parker (3411423), Picacho Peak (3211486), Rancho Mirage (3311664), Red Canyon (3311556), San Jacinto Peak (3311676), Whale Peak (3311613), White Water (3311686), Yuma West (3211466)
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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