Taxon  Report   1344 
Calyptridium umbellatum  (Torr.) Greene
Cistanthe,  Pussy paws, Pussy toes
Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2010 Keir Morse
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Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2010 Keir Morse
Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Calyptridium umbellatum, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Genus: Calyptridium
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.3 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + JM93
PLANTS accepted name: Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata
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ICPN: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum
ICPN: Cistanthe umbellata
ICPN: Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera
ICPN: Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 20, 2018).

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