Taxon  Report   2364 
Cordylanthus tenuis  A. Gray  ssp. brunneus  (Jeps.) Munz
Serpentine bird's beak
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus
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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Genus: Cordylanthus
Parent Record Cordylanthus tenuis
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Closed-cone Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.1 (broad endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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PLANTS: Cordylanthus brunneus
ICPN: Cordylanthus pilosus var. brunneus
More information about  Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus
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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:   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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