Species Details

Bergerocactus emoryi

golden-spined cereus

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Scientific Name:
Bergerocactus emoryi (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
Common Name:
golden-spined cereus
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC11010
USDA Plants Symbol: BEEM
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2G3
State Rank:
S2
Other Status: IUCN_LC; SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-08-25
Lifeform: perennial stem
Blooming Period: May-Jun
Elevation:
3 - 395 meters
10 - 1295 feet
General Habitat:
  • Closed-cone coniferous forest
  • Chaparral
  • Coastal scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Sandy
Notes:
Threatened by development, horticultural collecting, and feral goats. See American Journal of Science II 14:338 (1852) for original description, and Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 12:474 (1909) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 75
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 2 0 0 1 72
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 17
Recent <=20 Years 58
Presence:
Presumed Extant 74
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 1
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Del Mar (3211782), Imperial Beach (3211751), La Jolla (3211772), National City (3211761), Otay Mesa (3211658), Point Loma (3211762), San Clemente Island Central (3211874), San Clemente Island North (3211885), San Clemente Island South (3211873), Santa Catalina North (3311844), Santa Catalina South (3311834), Santa Catalina West (3311845)
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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