Species Details

Pholisma sonorae

sand food

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Lifeform: perennial herb (parasitic)
Blooming Period: (Mar)Apr-Jun
Elevation:
0 - 200 meters
0 - 655 feet
General Habitat:
  • Desert dunes
  • Sonoran desert scrub (sandy)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Threatened by vehicles, military activities, agriculture, habitat loss, and non-native plants. Parasitic on Eriogonum, Tiquilia, Ambrosia, and Pluchea spp. See Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 5:327 (1854), Desert Plants 2(3):188-196 (1980) for species account, Systematic Botany 11(4):531-548 (1986) for revised treatment, and MadroƱo 50(2):110-114 (2003) for pollinator information.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 14
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 1 0 0 0 12
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 10
Recent <=20 Years 4
Presence:
Presumed Extant 14
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)
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 East (3211573), Holtville NE (3211583), Holtville West (3211574), Kane Spring (3311517), Ogilby (3211477), Tortuga (3311523)
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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