Taxon  Report   5347    
Malephora crocea  (Jacq.) Schwantes
Coppery mesembryanthemum
Malephora crocea
© 2011 Neal Kramer
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Malephora crocea
© 1999 Joe DiTomaso
Malephora crocea
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
Malephora crocea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Malephora crocea
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Genus: Malephora
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Malephora purpureo-crocea
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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).