Taxon  Report   2366    
Cordylanthus tenuis  A. Gray  ssp. pallescens  (Pennell) T. I. Chuang & Heckard
Pallid bird's beak
Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. pallescens
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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. pallescens
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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. pallescens, a dicot, is an annual herb (hemiparasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Cordylanthus pallescens
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. pallescens
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Communities: Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Cordylanthus pallescens
More information about  Cordylanthus tenuis ssp. pallescens
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: Oct 15, 2018).

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