CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record selaginella_eremophila - Wed, Dec. 1, 2021, 09:41 ET b
Selaginella eremophila
common namedesert spike-moss
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life form rhizomatous herb
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
S2S3   S2S3: Intermediate between S2 and S3
global rank
G4     G4: apparently secure, but some concern
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (27):
In-ko-pah Gorge (007A) 3211661, Jacumba (007B) 3211662, Arroyo Tapiado (018B) 3211682, Sweeney Pass (018C) 3211672, Agua Caliente Springs (019A) 3211683, Monument Peak (019B) 3211684, Sombrero Peak (019D) 3211673, Harper Canyon (031C) 3311612, Borrego Sink (032A) 3311623, Tubb Canyon (032B) 3311624, Earthquake Valley (032C) 3311614, Whale Peak (032D) 3311613, Julian (033D) 3311615, Borrego Palm Canyon (047C) 3311634, Bucksnort Mountain (048A) 3311645, Beauty Mountain (048B) 3311646, Corn Spring (061A) 3311563, Hayfield Spring (062A) 3311565, La Quinta (065A) 3311663, Palm View Peak (066A) 3311665, East Deception Canyon (082A) 3311683, Seven Palms Valley (082B) 3311684, Cathedral City (082C) 3311674, Desert Hot Springs (083A) 3311685, White Water (083B) 3311686, San Jacinto Peak (083C) 3311676, Palm Springs (083D) 3311675
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Imperial (IMP), Riverside (RIV), San Diego (SDG), Arizona (AZ), Baja California (BA)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Sonoran desert scrub (SDScr)(gravelly or rocky)
blooming period (May),Jun(Jul),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range200 - 1295 meters
Known in CA from approximately twenty occurrences. See Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 72(5):3 (1920) for original description.
full nameSelaginella eremophila Maxon
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym  SEER Element Code  PPSEL010G0
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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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. 1, 2021 from

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