CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record coryphantha_chlorantha - Wed, Dec. 8, 2021, 14:41 ET b
Coryphantha chlorantha
common namedesert pincushion
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life form stem succulent
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.1
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G4     G4: apparently secure, but some concern
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (21):
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 Mountain (227B) 3511548, Halloran Springs (227C) 3511538, State Line Pass (248B) 3511564, Ivanpah Lake (248C) 3511554, Mesquite Lake (249A) 3511565, Mesquite Mountains (249B) 3511566, Clark Mountain (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
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Inyo (INY), San Bernardino (SBD), Arizona (AZ), Nevada (NV), Utah (UT)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Joshua tree "woodland" (JTWld)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)/carbonate, gravelly, rocky
blooming period Apr-Sep  
elevation range45 - 1705 meters
Threatened by road construction, pipeline construction, and solar and wind energy development. See Cact. 4: 43 (1923) for original description.
full nameCoryphantha chlorantha (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PDCAC040J0
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Wed, Dec. 8, 2021 from

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