Johnstonella costata
Common Name: ribbed cryptantha
Family: Boraginaceae
Synonyms: Cryptantha costata
Element Code: PDBOR0A0M0
Full Name: Johnstonella costata (Brandegee) Hasenstab & M.G. Simpson

2006 James M. Andre
Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
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 Extirpated
Notes Glossary
  • Possibly threatened by development, vehicles, and non-native plants. See Systematic Botany 37(3):738-757 (2012) for revised nomenclature.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 1974-01-01
  • Last Update: 2016-12-01
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: -60 - 500 meters
  • California Endemic: no
  • States: California, Arizona, Baja California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    Imperial (IMP),  Inyo (INY),  Riverside (RIV),  San Bernardino (SBD),  San Diego (SDG)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Calexico (004B) 32115F4,  Heber (005A) 32115F5,  Mount Signal (005B) 32115F6,  Yuha Basin (006A) 32115F7,  Coyote Wells (006B) 32115F8,  Cactus (013C) 32114G8,  Ogilby (013D) 32114G7,  Glamis NW (014B) 32115H2,  Glamis SW (014C) 32115G2,  Holtville West (015C) 32115G4,  Painted Gorge (017C) 32115G8,  Acolita (027C) 33115A2,  East of Acolita (027D) 33115A1,  Niland (029A) 33115B5,  Kane Spring NE (030A) 33115B7,  Kane Spring NW (030B) 33115B8,  Harpers Well (030C) 33115A8,  Borrego Mountain (031B) 33116B2,  Borrego Sink (032A) 33116B3,  Thumb Peak (041A) 33114D7,  Wileys Well (041B) 33114D8,  Truckhaven (045C) 33115C8,  Oasis (046A) 33116D1,  Fonts Point (046C) 33116C2,  Seventeen Palms (046D) 33116C1,  Borrego Palm Canyon (047C) 33116C4,  Clark Lake (047D) 33116C3,  McCoy Spring (059B) 33114F8,  Hopkins Well (059C) 33114E8,  Roosevelt Mine (059D) 33114E7,  Ford Dry Lake (060A) 33115F1,  Sidewinder Well (060B) 33115F2,  Corn Spring (061A) 33115F3,  Indio (064B) 33116F2,  Mecca (064D) 33116E1,  La Quinta (065A) 33116F3,  Martinez Mtn. (065D) 33116E3,  Palm View Peak (066A) 33116F5,  Palen Lake (077C) 33115G2,  East of Victory Pass (078D) 33115G3,  Cathedral City (082C) 33116G4,  Myoma (082D) 33116G3,  Palm Springs (083D) 33116G5,  Arica Mountains (097C) 34114A8,  Rice (097D) 34114A7,  Cadiz Valley NW (099B) 34115B4,  Dale Lake (100B) 34115B6,  New Dale (100C) 34115A6,  Twentynine Palms (102A) 34116B1,  Sunfair (102B) 34116B2,  Cadiz Lake NW (125B) 34115D4,  Cadiz Lake (125C) 34115C4,  Bristol Lake NW (126B) 34115D6,  Calumet Mountains (126D) 34115C5,  Hesperia (133A) 34117D3,  Needles (172D) 34114G5,  Bannock (173A) 34114H7,  Crucero Hill (203C) 35116A2,  Soda Lake South (203D) 35116A1,  Cronese Lakes (204A) 35116B3,  Cave Mountain (204D) 35116A3,  Fort Irwin (230C) 35116C6,  Valjean Hills (251A) 35116F1,  Dumont Dunes (251B) 35116F2,  Saddle Peak Hills (252A) 35116F3,  Tecopa (275C) 35116G2,  Shore Line Butte (277B) 35116H6,  Furnace Creek (324A) 36116D7,  Mesquite Flat (347B) 36117F2,  Stovepipe Wells (347C) 36117E2,  Fall Canyon (368C) 36117G2,  Lower Warm Springs (371D) 36117G7
  • 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.
Quad data is not available for all List 3 and 4 plants. For those that do contain this data, it has not been quality controlled and is potentially incomplete, inaccurate, and/or out of date. Please use caution when referencing this information. We are currently working hard to maintain this data and hope to provide accurate and up to date information in the near future.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 519
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 ].

32115F4=Calexico (004B) 32115F4;32115F5=Heber (005A) 32115F5;32115F6=Mount Signal (005B) 32115F6;32115F7=Yuha Basin (006A) 32115F7;32115F8=Coyote Wells (006B) 32115F8;32114G8=Cactus (013C) 32114G8;32114G7=Ogilby (013D) 32114G7;32115H2=Glamis NW (014B) 32115H2;32115G2=Glamis SW (014C) 32115G2;32115G4=Holtville West (015C) 32115G4;32115G8=Painted Gorge (017C) 32115G8;33115A2=Acolita (027C) 33115A2;33115A1=East of Acolita (027D) 33115A1;33115B5=Niland (029A) 33115B5;33115B7=Kane Spring NE (030A) 33115B7;33115B8=Kane Spring NW (030B) 33115B8;33115A8=Harpers Well (030C) 33115A8;33116B2=Borrego Mountain (031B) 33116B2;33116B3=Borrego Sink (032A) 33116B3;33114D7=Thumb Peak (041A) 33114D7;33114D8=Wileys Well (041B) 33114D8;33115C8=Truckhaven (045C) 33115C8;33116D1=Oasis (046A) 33116D1;33116C2=Fonts Point (046C) 33116C2;33116C1=Seventeen Palms (046D) 33116C1;33116C4=Borrego Palm Canyon (047C) 33116C4;33116C3=Clark Lake (047D) 33116C3;33114F8=McCoy Spring (059B) 33114F8;33114E8=Hopkins Well (059C) 33114E8;33114E7=Roosevelt Mine (059D) 33114E7;33115F1=Ford Dry Lake (060A) 33115F1;33115F2=Sidewinder Well (060B) 33115F2;33115F3=Corn Spring (061A) 33115F3;33116F2=Indio (064B) 33116F2;33116E1=Mecca (064D) 33116E1;33116F3=La Quinta (065A) 33116F3;33116E3=Martinez Mtn. (065D) 33116E3;33116F5=Palm View Peak (066A) 33116F5;33115G2=Palen Lake (077C) 33115G2;33115G3=East of Victory Pass (078D) 33115G3;33116G4=Cathedral City (082C) 33116G4;33116G3=Myoma (082D) 33116G3;33116G5=Palm Springs (083D) 33116G5;34114A8=Arica Mountains (097C) 34114A8;34114A7=Rice (097D) 34114A7;34115B4=Cadiz Valley NW (099B) 34115B4;34115B6=Dale Lake (100B) 34115B6;34115A6=New Dale (100C) 34115A6;34116B1=Twentynine Palms (102A) 34116B1;34116B2=Sunfair (102B) 34116B2;34115D4=Cadiz Lake NW (125B) 34115D4;34115C4=Cadiz Lake (125C) 34115C4;34115D6=Bristol Lake NW (126B) 34115D6;34115C5=Calumet Mountains (126D) 34115C5;34117D3=Hesperia (133A) 34117D3;34114G5=Needles (172D) 34114G5;34114H7=Bannock (173A) 34114H7;35116A2=Crucero Hill (203C) 35116A2;35116A1=Soda Lake South (203D) 35116A1;35116B3=Cronese Lakes (204A) 35116B3;35116A3=Cave Mountain (204D) 35116A3;35116C6=Fort Irwin (230C) 35116C6;35116F1=Valjean Hills (251A) 35116F1;35116F2=Dumont Dunes (251B) 35116F2;35116F3=Saddle Peak Hills (252A) 35116F3;35116G2=Tecopa (275C) 35116G2;35116H6=Shore Line Butte (277B) 35116H6;36116D7=Furnace Creek (324A) 36116D7;36117F2=Mesquite Flat (347B) 36117F2;36117E2=Stovepipe Wells (347C) 36117E2;36117G2=Fall Canyon (368C) 36117G2;36117G7=Lower Warm Springs (371D) 36117G7