Calflora
Taxon  Report   5339 
Malacothrix saxatilis  (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray  var. tenuifolia  (Nutt.) A. Gray
Cliff desertdandelion,  Short leaved cliff aster
Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
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Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia
© 2013 Aaron Schusteff
Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia
© 2011 Robert A. Hamilton
Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Malacothrix
Parent Record Malacothrix saxatilis
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN + PLANTS: Malacothrix altissima
PLANTS: Malacothrix saxatilis var. altissima
PLANTS: Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuissima
PLANTS: Malacothrix tenuifolia
ICPN: Malacothrix saxitalis var. altissima
More information about  Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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