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Malacothrix californica; California Dandelion   

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Malacothrix californica
Malacothrix californica
California Dandelion
Photographer: Brother Alfred Brousseau
Organization: St. Mary's College
Collection: Brousseau

ID: 6205 3041 0703 0099 (1996-10-01)

Copyright © 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

  • date of photo  Jun 16, 1977
  • location   LEE VINING (Mono County, California, US)
  • family Asteraceae
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   California Dandelion (CF, ITIS )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Adonis ('Don') Tate    Jan 9, 2006

    Action: commented on photo

    Reviewer's comments:
         "This looks a lot like scalebud, Anisocoma acaulis. The basal leaves of Malacothrix californica are usually (almost) linear, with correspondingly narrow lobes. Also, see photo 6205 3041 0703 0101 taken same place, same day. Phyllaries look much like Anisocoma, and not as described for M. californcus ("outer phyllaries...lanceolate, tangled-hairy".) Unfortunately, there are no other photos (yet) that show the phyllaries of M. californicus. Does anyone reading this know if the plant might in fact be californicus?"

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