Alfred Yatskievych, 1982
Baja California; Mexico, Arizona, California; U.S.A.
||3 (200) Centimetres
||White - Pink - Purple
Ammobroma sonorae, John Torrey, 1854.
This parasitic plant is a member of the Lennoaceae family. It was given this name by
George Alfred Yatskievych in 1982. It is found
in Sinaloa, Baja California; Mexico and Arizona, California; U.S.A., growing
on the roots of other plants (i.e. Eriogonum, Ambrosia,
Pluchea and Tiquilia) in sand dunes with little water
and no need of sun, as it is a heterotroph;
getting the nutrients from its host. The caudex can grow to six
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 200 centimetres long
with the root. The
flowers are from white over pink to purple.
The genera name from Latin
pholis; 'scale'. The species name for the occurrence in the
')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016,
now part of