Species Details

Acleisanthes nevadensis

desert wing-fruit

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© 2020 Neal Kramer
Scientific Name:
Acleisanthes nevadensis (Standl.) B.L. Turner
Common Name:
desert wing-fruit
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Element Code: PDNYC0F040
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4?
State Rank:
S1
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.1 to 2B.1 on 2013-06-12
changed from 2.3 to 2.1 on 2012-02-14
Add Date: 1984-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-06-08
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Sep
Elevation:
795 - 1250 meters
2610 - 4100 feet
General Habitat:
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Gravelly
  • Rocky
Notes:
Known in CA from only the Kingston Range. Threatened by solar energy development, vehicles, and non-native plants. Possibly threatened by road maintenance and associated herbicide use. See MadroƱo 30(2):129 (1983) for historical record.
Threats:
Threatened by solar energy development, vehicles, and non-native plants. Possibly threatened by road maintenance and associated herbicide use.
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 13
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 2 6 4 0 1
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 12
Presence:
Presumed Extant 13
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV), Utah (UT)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Blackwater Mine (3511577), Calvada Springs (3511588), Pachalka Spring (3511556), Stump Spring, Nev. (3511587), Valley Wells (3511546)
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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