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Aphyllon tuberosum  Beck
Chaparral broomrape
Aphyllon tuberosum is a perennial herb (parasitic) that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
also called Orobanche bulbosa
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Bloom Period
Genus: Aphyllon
Family: Orobanchaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEFOrobanche bulbosa
PLANTSOrobanche bulbosa
Information about  Aphyllon tuberosum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/02/2022).