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Malacothrix californica
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Malacothrix californica

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Andrena agoseridis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena declinis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Andrena olivacea @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Andrena palpalis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Calliopsis @ UCRC_ENT (9)

Calliopsis puellae @ I_JSA (1); UCRC_ENT (17)

Perdita albonotata @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Perdita aureovittata @ UCRC_ENT (10)

Perdita gracilis @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Perdita malacothricis @ AMNH_BEE (3); UCRC_ENT (13)

Perdita nitens @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Perdita @ I_JSA (2)
Apidae  Anthophora timberlakei @ LACM_ENTB (1)

Neopasites mojavensis @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Halictidae  Conanthalictus bakeri @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Conanthalictus mentzeliae @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Megachilidae  Dianthidium platyurum @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Melittidae  Hesperapis @ UCRC_ENT (7)

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Malacothrix DC.

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General Information
Symbol: MALAC3
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Malacothrix DC. – desertdandelion

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 20 species of Malacothrix . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix californica</i>
Malacothrix californica
California desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix clevelandii</i>
A. Gray
Malacothrix clevelandii
Cleveland's desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix coulteri</i>
Harv. & A. Gray
Malacothrix coulteri
snake's head Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix fendleri</i>
A. Gray
Malacothrix fendleri
Fendler's desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix floccifera</i>
(DC.) S.F. Blake
Malacothrix floccifera
woolly desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix foliosa</i>
A. Gray
Malacothrix foliosa
leafy desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix glabrata</i>
(A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) A. Gray
Malacothrix glabrata
smooth desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix incana</i>
(Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray
Malacothrix incana
dunedelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix indecora</i>
Malacothrix indecora
Santa Cruz Island desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix insularis</i>
Greene [excluded]
Malacothrix insularis
Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix junakii</i>
W.S. Davis
Malacothrix junakii
Junak's desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix phaeocarpa</i>
W.S. Davis
Malacothrix phaeocarpa
Davis' desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix saxatilis</i>
(Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray
Malacothrix saxatilis
cliff desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix similis</i>
W.S. Davis & P.H. Raven
Malacothrix similis
twin desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix sonchoides</i>
(Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray
Malacothrix sonchoides
sowthistle desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix sonorae</i>
W.S. Davis & P.H. Raven
Malacothrix sonorae
Sonoran desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix squalida</i>
Malacothrix squalida
Santa Cruz desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix stebbinsii</i>
W.S. Davis & P.H. Raven
Malacothrix stebbinsii
Stebbins' desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix torreyi</i>
A. Gray
Malacothrix torreyi
Torrey's desertdandelion Distribution of <i>
Malacothrix xanthii</i>
A. Gray [excluded]
Malacothrix xanthii

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Wetland Status

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Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Malacothrix sp.%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Malacothrix sp.
Malacothrix sp.
Desert Dandelion
ID: 0000 0000 0503 0108 [detail]
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