Calflora
Taxon  Report   6094    
Pectocarya platycarpa  (Munz & I. M. Johnst.) Munz & I. M. Johnst.
Broad fruited combseed,  Broad nutted comb bur, Broadfruit combseed
Pectocarya platycarpa
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Pectocarya platycarpa
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Pectocarya platycarpa
© 2009 Keir Morse
Pectocarya platycarpa, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Pectocarya platycarpa
© 2012 Keir Morse
Family: BORAGINACEAE  
Genus: Pectocarya
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pectocarya gracilis var. platycarpa
PLANTS: Pectocarya linearis var. platycarpa
More information about  Pectocarya platycarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PEPL)

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 21, 2019).