Taxon  Report   6500    
Pilostyles thurberi  A. Gray
Thurber's pilostyles,  Thurber's stemsucker
Pilostyles thurberi
© 2018 Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen
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Pilostyles thurberi
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Pilostyles thurberi
© 2014 Keir Morse
Pilostyles thurberi, 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.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Pilostyles thurberi
© 2018 Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen
Genus: Pilostyles
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 20, 2019).