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Allium atrorubens var. cristatum
Common Name: Inyo onion
Family: Alliaceae
Element Code: PMLIL02063
Full Name: Allium atrorubens Wats. var. cristatum (Wats.) D. McNeal

2009 Keir Morse
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial bulbiferous herb
  • Blooming Period: Apr-Jun
  • Habitat: sandy or rocky.
    • Joshua tree woodland
    • Mojavean desert scrub
    • Pinyon and juniper woodland
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from CDFW
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences:
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • See Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 14:232 (1879) for original description.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 2001-01-01
  • Last Update: 2011-02-08
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 1200 - 2560 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • Other States: Nevada
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Inyo (INY),  Kern (KRN),  San Bernardino (SBD)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    East Deception Canyon (082A) 3311683,  Fountain Peak (176A) 3411585,  Bighorn Basin (176C) 3411576,  Budweiser Wash (177D) 3411577,  Owens Peak (258B) 3511768,  Tecopa (275C) 3511672,  Ballarat (302C) 3611712,  Emigrant Canyon (325B) 3611742,  Centennial Canyon (328D) 3611737,  Stovepipe Wells (347C) 3611752,  Jackass Canyon (349D) 3611755,  Lone Pine (351D) 3611851,  White Top Mtn. (369C) 3611774,  Mazourka Peak (372A) 3611881,  Hanging Rock Canyon (390B) 3711726,  Joshua Flats (391B) 3711728,  Waucoba Spring (391C) 3711718,  East of Waucoba Spring (391D) 3711717,  Cowhorn Valley (392A) 3711821,  Uhlmeyer Spring (392B) 3711822,  Tinemaha Reservoir (392C) 3711812,  Last Chance Mtn. (410C) 3711736,  Soldier Pass (411C) 3711738,  Westgard Pass (412C) 3711832,  Deep Springs Lake (412D) 3711831
  • 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. This data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Includes unprocessed quads for CRPR 3 and 4 plants; unprocessed location data has not been quality controlled and may contain errors.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 1807
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
California Native Plant Society, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants of California (online edition, v8-03). Website http://www.rareplants.cnps.org [accessed ].

3311683=East Deception Canyon (082A) 3311683;3411585=Fountain Peak (176A) 3411585;3411576=Bighorn Basin (176C) 3411576;3411577=Budweiser Wash (177D) 3411577;3511768=Owens Peak (258B) 3511768;3511672=Tecopa (275C) 3511672;3611712=Ballarat (302C) 3611712;3611742=Emigrant Canyon (325B) 3611742;3611737=Centennial Canyon (328D) 3611737;3611752=Stovepipe Wells (347C) 3611752;3611755=Jackass Canyon (349D) 3611755;3611851=Lone Pine (351D) 3611851;3611774=White Top Mtn. (369C) 3611774;3611881=Mazourka Peak (372A) 3611881;3711726=Hanging Rock Canyon (390B) 3711726;3711728=Joshua Flats (391B) 3711728;3711718=Waucoba Spring (391C) 3711718;3711717=East of Waucoba Spring (391D) 3711717;3711821=Cowhorn Valley (392A) 3711821;3711822=Uhlmeyer Spring (392B) 3711822;3711812=Tinemaha Reservoir (392C) 3711812;3711736=Last Chance Mtn. (410C) 3711736;3711738=Soldier Pass (411C) 3711738;3711832=Westgard Pass (412C) 3711832;3711831=Deep Springs Lake (412D) 3711831