Malacothrix saxatilis

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Malacothrix saxatilis


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Cichorioideae
Tribus: Cichorieae
Subtribus: Microseridinae
Genus: Malacothrix
Species: Malacothrix saxatilis
Varieties: M. s. var. arachnoidea – M. s. var. commutata – M. s. var. implicata – M. s. var. tenuifolia


Malacothrix saxatilis (Nutt.) Torr. & A.Gray, Fl. N. Amer. (Torr. & A. Gray) 2: 486. 1843


  • Hieracium californicum Froel.
  • Leucoseris californica (Froel.) Nutt.
  • Leucoseris saxatilis Nutt.
  • Sonchus californicus (Froel.) Hook. & Arn.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • USA (California (Santa Barbara Co.))

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cliff desertdandelion
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