Calflora
Taxon  Report   1334    
Calyptridium monandrum  Nutt.
Common pussypaws,  Pussy paws
Calyptridium monandrum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calyptridium monandrum
© 2004 James M. Andre
Calyptridium monandrum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Calyptridium monandrum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Calyptridium monandrum
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: MONTIACEAE  
Genus: Calyptridium
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Cistanthe monandra

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cistanthe monandra
More information about  Calyptridium monandrum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (CIMO4)

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 19, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.