Taxon  Report   1342 
Calyptridium quadripetalum  S. Watson
Four petaled pussypaws
Calyptridium quadripetalum
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Calyptridium quadripetalum
© 2012 Jake Ruygt
Calyptridium quadripetalum
© 1997 Dean Wm. Taylor
Calyptridium quadripetalum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Calyptridium quadripetalum
© 2012 Jake Ruygt
Genus: Calyptridium
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   4.6 (broad endemic)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Cistanthe quadripetala
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ICPN: Cistanthe quadripetala
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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:   (Accessed: Jun 24, 2018).

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