Taxon  Report   5335    
Malacothrix saxatilis  (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray  var. arachnoidea  (E. A. McGregor) E. W. Williams
Carmel valley cliff aster,  Cliff desertdandelion
Malacothrix saxatilis var. arachnoidea
© Donald Myrick 1999 California Academy of Sciences
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Malacothrix saxatilis var. arachnoidea, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Malacothrix saxatilis var. arachnoidea
© Beatrice F. Howitt1999 California Academy of Sciences
Communities: Chaparral
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Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

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PLANTS: Malacothrix arachnoidea
More information about  Malacothrix saxatilis var. arachnoidea
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 19, 2018).