Calflora
Taxon  Report   13432    
Aphyllon californicum  Cham. & Schltdl.
California orobanche
Aphyllon californicum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Aphyllon californicum
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
Aphyllon californicum
© 2014 Ron Wolf
Aphyllon californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb (parasitic) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Orobanche californica

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Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Aphyllon californicum
© 2001 Kevin Merk
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Orobanche californica
More information about  Aphyllon californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).