Taxon  Report   9751 
Calypso bulbosa  (L.) Oakes  var. occidentalis  (Holz.) B. Boivin
Fairy slipper
Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis
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Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis
© 2013 John Doyen
Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis
© 2013 John Doyen
Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Calypso bulbosa var. occidentalis
© 2013 John Doyen
Genus: Calypso
Parent Record Calypso bulbosa
Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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PLANTS: Calypso bulbosa ssp. occidentalis
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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: Jul 15, 2018).

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