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Scientific classification
  • Disporum hookeri var. parvifolium (S.Watson) Britton
  • Disporum parvifolium (S.Watson) Britton
  • Prosartes hookeri var. parvifolia (S.Watson) Kartesz

Prosartes parvifolia (Siskiyou bells) is a rare plant species endemic to a small region in the Siskiyou Mountains of the United States. It is known from only 4 counties: 2 in California (Del Norte and Siskiyou) and 2 in Oregon (Curry and Josephine). The species has been considered by some authorities as part of P. hookeri but others accept Prosartes parvifolia as a separate species.

Prosartes parvifolia is a rather stout plant with densely hairy ovate leaves. It can be distinguished from P. hookeri because P. parvifolia has single-locule ovaries and anthers much longer than the filaments.

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