Taxon  Report   6265 
Petalonyx nitidus  S. Watson
Shiny leaf sandpaper plant,  Shinyleaf sandpaper plant
Petalonyx nitidus
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Petalonyx nitidus
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Petalonyx nitidus
© 2012 James M. Andre
Petalonyx nitidus, 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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Petalonyx nitidus
© 2010 Steve Matson
Genus: Petalonyx
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Petalonyx nitidus
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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 23, 2016).

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