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Streptanthus cordatus var cordatus 2.jpg
Streptanthus cordatus, southern Nevada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Streptanthus

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Streptanthus is a genus within the mustard family, Brassicaceae.[1] There are about 35 known species within the Streptanthus genus, distributed mostly throughout western North America.[2] The common names for this genus are Jewelflower and Twistflower. Twenty-four of the species and eleven lesser taxa occur in California, thirty-two of which are California endemics; seventeen of these California taxa are classified as rare plants.

Species or subspecies[edit]

The following are some of the species (or subspecies) of the genus Streptanthus (County locations are not intended to be exhaustive):


  1. ^ Kruckeberg & Morrison 1983 Madroño 30:230–244
  2. ^ Flora of North America: Streptanthus
  3. ^ Andy Kratter, Summary of Rare Plant Search along the Western California University Access Road Alignment, Los Gatos, County of Santa Clara, California, prepared for City of Los Gatos and State of California Environmental Clearinghouse, Earth Metrics Inc. Report 7965.W0, May, 1989
  4. ^ David Rogers, The Double Cone Register, Vol IX, no. 1, Spring, 2006

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