Taxon  Report   6873 
Proboscidea althaeifolia  (Benth.) Decne.
desert devil's claw,  desert unicorn plant
Proboscidea althaeifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and to Arizona, to Baja California, to Sonora, Mexico.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.3 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Proboscidea althaeifolia
© 2009 Aaron Schusteff
Proboscidea althaeifolia
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Creosote Bush Scrub
Genus: Proboscidea
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Martynia althaeifolia
PLANTS: Martynia arenaria
PLANTS: Proboscidea arenaria
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 28, 2015).

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