Taxon  Report   2364 
Cordylanthus tenuis  A. Gray  ssp. brunneus  (Jepson) Munz
serpentine bird's beak
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.3 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus
© 2011 Jorg & Mimi Fleige
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. brunneus
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Closed-cone Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   5.1 (broad endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
Genus: Cordylanthus
Parent Record Cordylanthus tenuis.
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cordylanthus brunneus
ICPN: Cordylanthus pilosus var. brunneus
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

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Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the 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: Mar 30, 2015).

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