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Twisselmann's Nemacladus
Nemacladus twisselmannii
  
About Twisselmann's Nemacladus (Nemacladus twisselmannii) Nurseries Show All Photos Nemacladus twisselmannii is a rare species of flowering plant in the bellflower family known by the common names Twisselmann's threadplant and Twisselmann's nemacladus. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from two locations in the Sierra Nevada. There is one occurrence each in Kern and Tulare Counties. This is a small annual herb forming cushions of foliage at ground level, the stems no more than a centimeter long. The hairy, spoon-shaped leaves are 2 to 3 millimeters long. The inflorescence is a headlike cluster of flowers on hairlike pedicels. The flower has hairy sepals one millimeter long and a white corolla up to 3 millimeters long. The fruit is a tiny capsule with a rounded end and a pointed tip.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.36 in (0.9 cm)

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3990' - 7389'

Annual Precip. ?
12.6" - 32.5"

Summer Precip. ?
1.00" - 1.75"

Coldest Month ?
36.7° F - 48.7° F

Hottest Month ?
56.0° F - 71.9° F

Humidity ?
3.90 vpd - 22.28 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Twisselmann's Threadplant



Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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