Taxon  Report   1878 
Cercocarpus betuloides  Torrey & A. Gray
Birch leaf mountain mahogany,  Mountain mahogany
Cercocarpus betuloides
© 2012 Neal Kramer
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Cercocarpus betuloides
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Cercocarpus betuloides
© 2010 James M. Andre
Cercocarpus betuloides, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cercocarpus betuloides
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Chaparral, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes [Walker]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Cercocarpus montanus var. glaber
ICPN: Cercocarpus montanus
More information about  Cercocarpus betuloides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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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