Taxon  Report   1992    
Chilopsis linearis  (Cav.) Sweet  ssp. arcuata  (Fosberg) Henrickson
Desert willow
Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata
© 2017 Thomas Egan
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Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata
© 2000 Larry Blakely
Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata
© 2000 Larry Blakely
Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata
© 2004 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Genus: Chilopsis
Parent: Chilopsis linearis
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Chilopsis linearis var. arcuata
More information about  Chilopsis linearis ssp. arcuata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 24, 2019).