Species Details

Oenothera cavernae

cave evening-primrose

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Scientific Name:
Oenothera cavernae Munz
Common Name:
cave evening-primrose
Family: Onagraceae
Element Code: PDONA0C090
USDA Plants Symbol: OECA5
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G2G3
State Rank:
S1
Other Status: SB_CalBG/RSABG
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.1 to 2B.1 on 2013-06-12
added to 2.1 on 2008-08-12
Add Date: 2008-08-12
Date Edited: 2022-06-08
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Mar-Nov
Elevation:
760 - 1280 meters
2495 - 4200 feet
General Habitat:
  • Great Basin scrub
  • Joshua tree "woodland"
  • Mojavean desert scrub
General Micro Habitat: often calcareous
Micro Habitat:
  • Gravelly
Notes:
Known in California from fewer that 10 occurrences. Threatened by energy development. Possibly threatened grazing and mining. Not in The Jepson Manual (1993).
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 6
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 0 1 0 0 4
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 6
Presence:
Presumed Extant 6
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Nevada (NV), Utah (UT)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Clark Mtn. (3511555), Ivanpah Lake (3511554), State Line Pass (3511564)
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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