Taxon  Report   2365 
Cordylanthus tenuis  A. Gray  ssp. capillaris  (Pennell) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Pennell's bird's beak
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris
© 2015 John Doyen
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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris
© 2015 John Doyen
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Cordylanthus brunneus ssp. capillaris
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Rare and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris
© 2009 Aaron Arthur
Genus: Cordylanthus
Parent Record Cordylanthus tenuis
Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   6.1 (strict endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN + PLANTS: Cordylanthus capillaris
CNPS: Cordylanthus brunneus ssp. capillaris
More information about  Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. capillaris
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 20, 2018).

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