Taxon  Report   6873 
Proboscidea althaeifolia  (Benth.) Decne.
Desert devil's claw,  Desert unicorn plant
Proboscidea althaeifolia
© 2007 Jason E. Willand
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Proboscidea althaeifolia
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Proboscidea althaeifolia
© 2011 James M. Andre
Proboscidea althaeifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and Arizona, Baja California, Sonora, Mexico.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Proboscidea althaeifolia
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
Genus: Proboscidea
Creosote Bush Scrub
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PLANTS: Martynia althaeifolia
PLANTS: Martynia arenaria
PLANTS: Proboscidea arenaria
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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: Jul 23, 2018).

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