Taxon  Report   1883 
Cercocarpus ledifolius  Nutt.
Curl leaf mountain mahogany,  Desert mountain mahogany
Cercocarpus ledifolius
© 2014 Monty Rickard
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Cercocarpus ledifolius
© 2007 Steve Matson
Cercocarpus ledifolius
© 2016 Zoya Akulova
Cercocarpus ledifolius, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cercocarpus ledifolius
© 2009 Lee Dittmann
Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Habitat: slopes
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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