Calflora
Taxon  Report   2262    
Cleomella obtusifolia  Torr. & Frém.
Bluntleaf stinkweed,  Mojave cleomella
Cleomella obtusifolia
© 2009 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cleomella obtusifolia
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Cleomella obtusifolia
© 2011 Steve Matson
Cleomella obtusifolia, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cleomella obtusifolia
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Family: CLEOMACEAE  
Genus: Cleomella
Communities: Alkali Sink, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cleomella obtusifolia var. pubescens
ICPN: Cleomella obtusifolia var. florifera
ICPN: Cleomella obtusifolia var. jonesii
More information about  Cleomella obtusifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CLOB)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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