Taxon  Report   2045 
Chorizanthe pungens  Benth.
Monterey spineflower

Chorizanthe pungens
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Chorizanthe pungens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Chorizanthe pungens
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Chorizanthe
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral
Habitat: coastal, dunes [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Chorizanthe douglasii var. albens
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2015).

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