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Malacothrix indecora  Greene
Taxonomic Serial No.: 38052

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Malacothrix foliosa var. indecora (Greene) E.W. Williams
  Common Name(s): Santa Cruz Island desertdandelion [English]
    Santa Cruz Island malocothrix [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyAsteraceae  – sunflowers, tournesols  
                               GenusMalacothrix DC. – desertdandelion, desert dandelion, malacothrix  
                                  SpeciesMalacothrix indecora Greene – Santa Cruz Island desertdandelion, Santa Cruz Island malocothrix  

  Expert: Steve Junak  
  Notes: Botanist at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105   
  Reference for: Malacothrix indecora    
  Expert: William Stan Davis  
  Notes: Professor of Biology, Retired, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40208 USA   
  Reference for: Malacothrix indecora    
  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) ( through the Smithsonian Institution in collaboration with the USDA National Plant Data Center   
  Reference for: Malacothrix indecora   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Malacothrix indecora   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Malacothrix indecora   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Malacothrix indecora   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service  
  Publication Date: 1997   
  Article/Chapter Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule for 13 Plant Taxa From the Northern Channel Islands, California   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Federal Register, vol. 62, no. 147   
  Page(s): 40954-40974   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Malacothrix indecora, Santa Cruz Island malocothrix [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  



  Comment: US ESA: Listed Endangered, as published in Federal Register Volume 62, Number 147, Pages 40954 - 40974, July 31, 1997  



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