Species Details

Penstemon pseudospectabilis ssp. pseudospectabilis

desert beardtongue

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Scientific Name:
Penstemon pseudospectabilis M.E. Jones ssp. pseudospectabilis
Common Name:
desert beardtongue
Family: Plantaginaceae
Element Code: PDSCR1L562
USDA Plants Symbol: PEPSP
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4G5T4
State Rank:
S3
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
added to 2.2 on 2012-04-11
Add Date: 2012-04-11
Date Edited: 2022-06-08
Lifeform: perennial herb
Blooming Period: Jan-May
Elevation:
80 - 1935 meters
260 - 6350 feet
General Habitat:
  • Mojavean desert scrub
  • Sonoran desert scrub
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
  • Rocky (sometimes)
  • Sandy (often)
  • Washes (often)
Notes:
Potentially threatened by wind and solar energy development. Possibly threatened by vehicles. Similar to and intergrades with P. stephensii. See P. pseudospectabilis in The Jepson Manual (1993) and TJM 2; ssp. connatifolius is known from AZ and NM. See Contributions to Western Botany 12:66 (1908) for original description, and American Midland Naturalist 18(5):790-829 (1937) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Potentially threatened by wind and solar energy development. Possibly threatened by vehicles.
Taxonomy:
Similar to and intergrades with P. stephensii. See P. pseudospectabilis in The Jepson Manual (1993) and TJM 2; ssp. connatifolius is known from AZ and NM.
Other:
Total Occurrences: 25
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 25
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 16
Recent <=20 Years 9
Presence:
Presumed Extant 25
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Imperial (IMP), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bard (3211475), Bighorn Basin (3411576), Blythe (3311455), Bristol Lake SW (3411536), Calumet Mountains (3411535), Castle Dome (3411564), Cibola (3311436), Corn Spring (3311563), Cowhole Mountain (3511518), Dale Lake (3411526), Desert Center (3311564), East of Dale Lake (3411525), Gene Wash (3411432), Homer Mtn. (3511418), Mohawk Spring (3411447), Mopah Peaks (3411437), Old Dad Mtn. (3511517), Palo Verde (3311446), Palo Verde Peak (3311437), Picacho Peak (3211486), Pilot Mountain (3311553), Red Cloud Canyon (3311554), Signal Hill (3511511), Thumb Peak (3311447), West of Palo Verde Peak (3311438), Whipple Mts. SW (3411434), Whipple Wash (3411433), White Water (3311686), Wileys Well (3311448)
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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