Calflora
Taxon  Report   1335 
Calyptridium monospermum  Greene
One seeded pussypaws
Calyptridium monospermum
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Calyptridium monospermum
© 2007 Ron Wolf
Calyptridium monospermum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Calyptridium monospermum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Calyptridium monospermum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: MONTIACEAE  
Genus: Calyptridium
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Cistanthe monosperma
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Cistanthe monosperma
ICPN: Spraguea pulcherrima
More information about  Calyptridium monospermum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CIMO5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 24, 2018).

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