Taxon  Report   2009    
Chlorogalum purpureum  Brandegee  var. reductum  Hoover
Camatta canyon amole
Chlorogalum purpureum var. reductum
© 1981 California Native Plant Society
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Chlorogalum purpureum var. reductum
© 2011 CNPS, San Luis Obispo Chapter
Chlorogalum purpureum var. reductum
© 2013 Chris Winchell
Chlorogalum purpureum var. reductum, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Rare and by the Federal Government as 'Threatened '.

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Chlorogalum purpureum var. reductum
© 1982 California Native Plant Society
Communities: Foothill Woodland

Serpentine affinity: 5.5; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Chlorogalum purpureum var. reductum
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).