Species Details

Amaranthus watsonii

Watson's amaranth

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© 2004 Debra Valov
Scientific Name:
Amaranthus watsonii Standl.
Common Name:
Watson's amaranth
Family: Amaranthaceae
Element Code: PDAMA04170
USDA Plants Symbol: AMWA
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Sep
Elevation:
20 - 1700 meters
65 - 5580 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Sonoran desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Potentially threatened by solar energy development and vehicles. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 41:505 (1914) for original description.
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), Sonora, Mexico (SO)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Imperial (IMP), Los Angeles (LAX), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), Tulare (TUL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Calexico (3211564), Castle Peaks (3511532), Crescent Peak (3511542), Heber (3211565), Hopkins Well (3311458), Mt. Baldy (3411726), Traver (3611944)
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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