Taxon  Report   250    
Allotropa virgata  Torr. & A. Gray
Candystriped allotropa,  Sugar stick, Sugarstick
Allotropa virgata
© 2018 Wendy Smit
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Allotropa virgata
© 2006 Steve Matson
Allotropa virgata
© 2006 Steve Matson
Allotropa virgata, a dicot, is a perennial herb (mycoparasitic) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Allotropa virgata
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Allotropa
Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Allotropa virgata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).