CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record grusonia_pulchella - Sat, Nov. 27, 2021 13:08 ET c
Grusonia pulchella
common namebeautiful cholla
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life form stem succulent
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.2
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.2: Fairly endangered in California
state rank
S2      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 (8):
Sylvania Canyon (411A) 3711747, Chocolate Mountain (411B) 3711748, Soldier Pass (411C) 3711738, Deep Springs Lake (412D) 3711831, Laws (413A) 3711843, Indian Garden Creek (430C) 3711758, Dyer (431A) 3711861, Mount Barcroft (431C) 3711852
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Inyo (INY), Mono (MNO), Nevada (NV), Utah (UT)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Desert dunes (DeDns)
•Great Basin scrub (GBScr)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)/sandy
blooming period May(Jun),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range1500 - 1980 meters
Threatened by grazing impacts. See Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis 2:201 (1863) for original description, and Madroņo 32(2):123 (1985) for first CA records.
full nameGrusonia pulchella (Engelm.) H. Rob.
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Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PDCAC0D120
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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 Sat, Nov. 27, 2021 from

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