Calflora
Taxon  Report   1341    
Calyptridium pygmaeum  Parish ex Rydb.
Pygmy pussypaws
Calyptridium pygmaeum
© 2012 Michael Charters
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calyptridium pygmaeum
© 2014 Joy England
Calyptridium pygmaeum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Calyptridium pygmaeum
© 2012 Michael Charters
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Cistanthe pygmaea

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cistanthe pygmaea
More information about  Calyptridium pygmaeum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CIPY)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2018).

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