Taxon  Report   1344 
Calyptridium umbellatum  (Torrey) E. Greene
Cistanthe,  Pussy paws, Pussy toes
Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2010 Keir Morse
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Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Calyptridium umbellatum, a dicot, is an annual or 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 umbellatum
© 2010 Keir Morse
Genus: Calyptridium
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.3 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
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TJM2: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum
TJM2: Cistanthe umbellata
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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