Calflora
Taxon  Report   1344    
Calyptridium umbellatum  (Torr.) Greene
Cistanthe,  Pussy paws, Pussy toes
Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2018 Jay Chamberlain
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Calyptridium umbellatum
© 2010 Keir Morse
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Serpentine affinity: 1.3; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum
ICPN: Cistanthe umbellata
ICPN: Cistanthe umbellata var. caudicifera
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More information about  Calyptridium umbellatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (CIUMU)

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: Oct 23, 2018).

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