Calflora
Taxon  Report   5967    
Orobanche californica  Cham. & Schltdl.  ssp. californica 
Broomrape,  California broomrape
Orobanche californica ssp. californica
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Orobanche californica ssp. californica
© 2016 Andrea Pickart
Orobanche californica ssp. californica
© 2014 John Doyen
Orobanche californica ssp. californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (parasitic) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Orobanche californica ssp. californica
© 2017 David Greenberger
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Aphyllon californicum ssp. californicum

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Myzorrhiza californica
ICPN + PLANTS: Orobanche grayana var. nelsonii
ICPN + PLANTS: Orobanche grayana var. violacea
More information about  Orobanche californica ssp. californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ORCAC2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).