Calflora
Taxon  Report   6428    
Philadelphus microphyllus  A. Gray
Desert syringa,  Little leaf mock orange, Littleleaf mock orange
Philadelphus microphyllus
© 2015 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Philadelphus microphyllus
© 2015 Steve Matson
Philadelphus microphyllus
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Philadelphus microphyllus, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Philadelphus microphyllus
© 2015 Steve Matson
Family: HYDRANGEACEAE  
Genus: Philadelphus
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Philadelphus stramineus
ICPN + PLANTS: Philadelphus occidentalis
ICPN + PLANTS: Philadelphus occidentalis var. occidentalis
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More information about  Philadelphus microphyllus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHMI4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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