Species Details

Carnegiea gigantea

saguaro

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CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: IUCN_LC; SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1984-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-07-14
Lifeform: perennial stem
Blooming Period: May-Jun
Elevation:
50 - 1500 meters
165 - 4920 feet
General Habitat:
  • Sonoran desert scrub (rocky)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Need precise locality information for quad 75 in RIV Co. Possibly threatened by vehicles and recreational shooting. State flower of AZ, where state-listed as Highly Safeguarded. See Journal of the New York Botanical Garden 9:188 (1908) for revised nomenclature.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 30
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
4 9 1 1 0 15
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 9
Recent <=20 Years 21
Presence:
Presumed Extant 30
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Sonora, Mexico (SO)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Imperial (IMP), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Buzzards Peak (3311427), Gene Wash (3411432), Laguna Dam (3211474), Mt. Barrow (3311428), Palo Verde Peak (3311437), Picacho NW (3311426), Thumb Peak (3311447), Whipple Mts. SW (3411434), Whipple Wash (3411433)
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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