Taxon  Report   5373 
Matelea parvifolia  (Torrey) Woodson
Matelea parvifolia
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff
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Matelea parvifolia
© 2005 Aaron Schusteff
Matelea parvifolia
© 2014 Keir Morse
Matelea parvifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Matelea parvifolia
© 2014 Keir Morse
Genus: Matelea
Creosote Bush Scrub
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Gonolobus californicus
PLANTS: Gonolobus parvifolius
More information about  Matelea parvifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 26, 2017).

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