Species Details

Palafoxia arida var. gigantea

giant spanish-needle

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Scientific Name:
Palafoxia arida Turner & Morris var. gigantea (Jones) Turner & Morris
Common Name:
giant spanish-needle
Family: Asteraceae
Element Code: PDAST6T012
USDA Plants Symbol: PAARG
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: annual/perennial herb
Blooming Period: Feb-May
Elevation:
15 - 100 meters
50 - 330 feet
General Habitat:
  • Desert dunes
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by vehicles. See Contributions to Western Botany 18:79 (1933) for original description, and Rhodora 78:604-605 (1976) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 6
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 5
Recent <=20 Years 1
Presence:
Presumed Extant 6
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Sonora, Mexico (SO)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Imperial (IMP)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Grays Well (3211468), Grays Well NE (3211467), Midway Well (3211561), Acolita (3311512), Amos (3311513), Cactus (3211478), Clyde (3211488), East of Acolita (3311511), Glamis (3211581), Glamis NW (3211582), Glamis SE (3211571), Holtville NE (3211583), Ogilby (3211477), Tortuga (3311523), Yuma West (3211466)
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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