CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
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Status: record castela_emoryi - Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 06:56 ET c
Castela emoryi
common nameEmory's crucifixion-thorn
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life form deciduous shrub
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
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Topographic quads (40):
Yuha Basin (006A) 3211567, Coyote Wells (006B) 3211568, Mount Barrow (026B) 3311428, Kane Spring (030D) 3311517, Wileys Well (041B) 3311448, Palo Verde Peak (041D) 3311437, Chuckwalla Spring (042B) 3311542, Corn Spring (061A) 3311563, Desert Center (061B) 3311564, Hayfield Spring (062A) 3311565, Hayfield (062B) 3311566, East Of Red Canyon (062D) 3311555, Palen Mountains (077D) 3311571, Coxcomb Mountains (078A) 3311583, Victory Pass (078C) 3311574, Parker (095A) 3411423, Rice (097D) 3411417, East Of Dale Lake (100A) 3411525, Dale Lake (100B) 3411526, Clarks Pass (100D) 3411515, Savahia Peak NE (122A) 3411445, Savahia Peak NW (122B) 3411446, Emerson Lake (129B) 3411644, Snaggletooth (147C) 3411456, Stepladder Mountains NW (148B) 3411468, Amboy (151C) 3411556, Amboy Crater (152D) 3411557, Ludlow (153B) 3411662, Morgans Well (153C) 3411652, Lavic Lake (154A) 3411663, Sunshine Peak (154B)? 3411664, Goffs (174A) 3411581, Broadwell Lake (178C) 3411672, Hector (179C) 3411674, Sleeping Beauty (179D) 3411673, Troy Lake (180D) 3411675, Daggett (181C) 3411678, West Of Soda Lake (203B) 3511622, Dunn (204C) 3511614, Trona East (280D) 3511773
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Counties, states, regions:
Imperial (IMP), Inyo (INY), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), Arizona (AZ), Sonora - Mexico (SO)
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CNPS habitats•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)
•Playas (Plyas)
•Sonoran desert scrub (SDScr)/gravelly
blooming period (Apr),Jun-Jul(Sep),(Oct),   Months in parentheses are uncommon.
elevation range90 - 725 meters
Threatened by solar energy development and military activities. Possibly threatened by road maintenance and herbicide use.
full nameCastela emoryi (Gray) Moran & Felger
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Additional information:
standard acronym  CAEM4 Element Code  PDSIM03030
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2014. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-14nov). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Fri, Nov. 21, 2014 from

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