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
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Malacothrix altissima
PLANTS: Malacothrix saxatilis var. altissima
PLANTS: Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuissima
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More information about  Malacothrix saxatilis var. tenuifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MASAT)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: Oct 20, 2018).

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