Grusonia pulchella
Common Name: beautiful cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Synonyms: Opuntia pulchella
Element Code: PDCAC0D120
Full Name: Grusonia pulchella (Engelm.) H. Rob.

2010 Neal Kramer
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 9
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    0 3 1 0 0 5
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    4 5
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    9 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by grazing impacts. See Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis 2:201 (1863) for original description, and Madroño 32(2):123 (1985) for first CA records.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1988-01-01
  • Last Update: 2013-06-12
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1500 - 1980 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Nevada, Utah
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Inyo (INY),  Mono (MNO)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Sylvania Canyon (411A) 37117D7,  Chocolate Mtn. (411B) 37117D8,  Soldier Pass (411C) 37117C8,  Deep Springs Lake (412D) 37118C1,  Laws (413A) 37118D3,  Indian Garden Creek (430C) 37117E8,  Dyer (431A) 37118F1,  Mt. Barcroft (431C) 37118E2
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1186
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

37117D7=Sylvania Canyon (411A) 37117D7;37117D8=Chocolate Mtn. (411B) 37117D8;37117C8=Soldier Pass (411C) 37117C8;37118C1=Deep Springs Lake (412D) 37118C1;37118D3=Laws (413A) 37118D3;37117E8=Indian Garden Creek (430C) 37117E8;37118F1=Dyer (431A) 37118F1;37118E2=Mt. Barcroft (431C) 37118E2