Species Details

Cryptantha ganderi

Gander's cryptantha

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Scientific Name:
Cryptantha ganderi Jtn.
Common Name:
Gander's cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae
Element Code: PDBOR0A120
USDA Plants Symbol: CRGA2
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Feb-May
Elevation:
160 - 400 meters
525 - 1310 feet
General Habitat:
  • Desert dunes
  • Sonoran desert scrub (sandy)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA from approximately five occurrences. Seriously threatened by development and vehicles. How rare is this plant in Mexico? See MadroƱo 40(4):268 (1993) for first AZ record and distributional information.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 9
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 1 0 0 0 8
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 5
Presence:
Presumed Extant 9
Possibly Extirpated 0
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)
San Diego (SDG)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Borrego Palm Canyon (3311634), Borrego Sink (3311623), Clark Lake (3311633), Fonts Point (3311632)
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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