CPC Plant Profile: Emory's Crucifixion-thorn
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Emory's Crucifixion-thorn (Castela emoryi)

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Photo Credit: Duncan S. Bell
Description
  • Global Rank: N/A
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Simaroubaceae
  • State:
  • Nature Serve ID: 128232
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 07/02/2021

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Updates
Cheryl Birker
  • 11/19/2021
  • Seed Collection

The California Botanic Garden made a conservation seed collection of the population of Castela emoryi (Crucifixion thorn) located in the Crucifixion Thorn Natural Area near Ocotillo in Imperial County, California on March 8, 2021. This is a recollection of the 2004 seed collection made by Michael Denslow (CalBG Accession #21337), and a seed sample was sent to the National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation for use in the CPC/IMLS RNA Integrity Study.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/18/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

In 2021, CPC contracted the California Botanic Garden to recollect seed from a population currently held in long term orthodox seed storage as part of an IMLS-funded seed longevity experiment. The National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation will evaluate how germination tested viability and RNA Integrity of seed lots decline over time in storage.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Castela emoryi
Authority
Family Simaroubaceae
CPC Number 449604
ITIS 501319
USDA CAEM4
Common Names Emory's crucifixion-thorn
Associated Scientific Names Holacantha emoryi
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Arizona S3
Habitat

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Reintroduction
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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