Taxon  Report   6635 
Platystemon californicus  Benth.
Cream cups,  Creamcups

Platystemon californicus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Platystemon californicus
© and Buff Corsi 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Platystemon californicus
© and Buff Corsi 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Platystemon californicus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Platystemon californicus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Platystemon
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Oak Woodland, Southern Oak Woodland, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.7 (weak indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Platystemon arizonicus
PLANTS: Platystemon californicus var. crinitus
PLANTS: Platystemon californicus var. horridulus
PLANTS: Platystemon californicus var. nutans
PLANTS: Platystemon californicus var. ornithopus
PLANTS: Platystemon confinis
PLANTS: Platystemon mohavensis
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 01, 2015).

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