Taxon  Report   1885 
Cercocarpus ledifolius  Nutt.  var. ledifolius 
Curl leaf mountain mahogany
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
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Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
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Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
© 2018 Susan McDougall
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
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Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Cercocarpus
Parent Record Cercocarpus ledifolius
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cercocarpus ledifolius var. hypoleucus
More information about  Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
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Cercocarpus:  from the Greek kerkos, "tail," and karpos, "fruit," an allusion to the tail-shaped achene (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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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: Sep 22, 2018).

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