Species Details

Nitrophila mohavensis

Amargosa nitrophila

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Scientific Name:
Nitrophila mohavensis Munz & Roos
Common Name:
Amargosa nitrophila
Family: Amaranthaceae
Element Code: PDCHE0G010
USDA Plants Symbol: NIMO
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1
Fed List: FE (1985-05-20)
State List: CE (1979-11-01)
Global Rank: G1
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
Add Date: 1974-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: May-Oct
Elevation:
425 - 750 meters
1395 - 2460 feet
General Habitat:
  • Playas (mesic clay)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA from fewer than five occurrences near Carson Slough in the Amargosa Desert. Severely threatened by water diversion and habitat alteration. State-listed as Critically Endangered in NV. See Aliso 3:112-114 (1955) for original description.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 2
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 1 1 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presence:
Presumed Extant 2
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Nevada (NV)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bole Spring (3611633), Death Valley Junction (3611634), Resting Spring (3511682), Tecopa (3511672)
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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