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Malacothrix  DC.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 38043

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): desertdandelion [English]
 
    desert dandelion
 
    malacothrix
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderAsteranae   
                         OrderAsterales   
                            FamilyAsteraceae  – sunflowers, tournesols  
                               GenusMalacothrix DC. – desertdandelion, desert dandelion, malacothrix  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Malacothrix californica DC. – California desertdandelion, California desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix clevelandii A. Gray – Cleveland's desertdandelion, Cleveland's desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix coulteri Harv. & A. Gray – snake's head, snake's-head, snakehead desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix fendleri A. Gray – Fendler's desertdandelion, Fendler's desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix floccifera (DC.) S.F. Blake – woolly desertdandelion, wooly desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix foliosa A. Gray – leafy desertdandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix glabrata (A. Gray ex D.C. Eaton) A. Gray – smooth desertdandelion, smooth desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix incana (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray – dunedelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix indecora Greene – Santa Cruz Island desertdandelion, Santa Cruz Island malocothrix 
                                  Species Malacothrix insularis Greene – island desertdandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix junakii W.S. Davis – Junak's desertdandelion, intermediate desertdandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix phaeocarpa W.S. Davis – Davis' desertdandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix saxatilis (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray – cliff desertdandelion, cliff desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix similis W.S. Davis & P.H. Raven – twin desertdandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray – sowthistle desertdandelion, yellow-saucers, sowthistle desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix sonorae W.S. Davis & P.H. Raven – Sonoran desertdandelion, Sonoran desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix squalida Greene – Santa Cruz desertdandelion, island malacothrix 
                                  Species Malacothrix stebbinsii W.S. Davis & P.H. Raven – Stebbins' desertdandelion, Stebbins' desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix torreyi A. Gray – Torrey's desertdandelion, Mohave aster, Torrey's desert dandelion 
                                  Species Malacothrix xanthii A. Gray  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Steve Junak  
  Notes: Botanist at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105   
  Reference for: Malacothrix    
       
  Expert: William Stan Davis  
  Notes: Professor of Biology, Retired, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40208 USA   
  Reference for: Malacothrix    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Asteraceae of North America Update, database (version 2010.5.13)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Update coordinated by the International Compositae Alliance (TICA) (http://www.compositae.org/) through the Smithsonian Institution in collaboration with the USDA National Plant Data Center   
  Reference for: Malacothrix   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Malacothrix   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Malacothrix   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Malacothrix   
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Malacothrix DC. is apparently a 'parahomonym' of (different kingdom, same name as) mammal genus Malacothrix Wagner, 1843 (TSN 632564)  
 

 

   

 
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