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Coryphantha chlorantha
Common Name: desert pincushion
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC040J0
Full Name: Coryphantha chlorantha (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose

2010 Amber Swanson
Biology Glossary
  • Lifeform: perennial stem succulent
  • Blooming Period: Apr-Sep
  • Habitat: carbonate, gravelly, 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: 88
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    3 31 18 0 0 36
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    7 81
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Presumed Extirpated
    88 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • Threatened by road construction, pipeline construction, and solar and wind energy development. See Cact. 4: 43 (1923) 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: 2006-11-08
  • Last Update: 2013-06-12
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 45 - 1705 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • Other States: Arizona, Nevada, Utah
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Inyo (INY),  San Bernardino (SBD)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Parker (095A) 3411423,  Grotto Hills (199B) 3511522,  Mid Hills (200B) 3511524,  Hart Peak (224D) 3511531,  Mineral Hill (225B) 3511544,  Mescal Range (226A) 3511545,  Valley Wells (226B) 3511546,  Solomons Knob (227A) 3511547,  Turquoise Mtn. (227B) 3511548,  Halloran Springs (227C) 3511538,  State Line Pass (248B) 3511564,  Ivanpah Lake (248C) 3511554,  Mesquite Lake (249A) 3511565,  Mesquite Mountains (249B) 3511566,  Clark Mtn. (249D) 3511555,  East of Kingston Peak (250A) 3511567,  Kingston Spring (250C) 3511558,  East of Kingston Spring (250D)? 3511557,  Horse Thief Springs (274C) 3511578,  Echo Canyon (323B) 3611646,  Lees Camp (345C) 3611656
  • 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.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 3190
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 ].

3411423=Parker (095A) 3411423;3511522=Grotto Hills (199B) 3511522;3511524=Mid Hills (200B) 3511524;3511531=Hart Peak (224D) 3511531;3511544=Mineral Hill (225B) 3511544;3511545=Mescal Range (226A) 3511545;3511546=Valley Wells (226B) 3511546;3511547=Solomons Knob (227A) 3511547;3511548=Turquoise Mtn. (227B) 3511548;3511538=Halloran Springs (227C) 3511538;3511564=State Line Pass (248B) 3511564;3511554=Ivanpah Lake (248C) 3511554;3511565=Mesquite Lake (249A) 3511565;3511566=Mesquite Mountains (249B) 3511566;3511555=Clark Mtn. (249D) 3511555;3511567=East of Kingston Peak (250A) 3511567;3511558=Kingston Spring (250C) 3511558;3511557=East of Kingston Spring (250D)? 3511557;3511578=Horse Thief Springs (274C) 3511578;3611646=Echo Canyon (323B) 3611646;3611656=Lees Camp (345C) 3611656