Taxon  Report   2739 
Dirca occidentalis  A. Gray
Western leatherwood

Dirca occidentalis
© 2013 Aaron Arthur
Dirca occidentalis
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Dirca occidentalis
© 2005 Doreen L. Smith
Dirca occidentalis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Dirca occidentalis
© 2004 David A. Tharp
Genus: Dirca
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, North Coastal Coniferous Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: riparian [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Bill Grave's Jasper Ridge Page:  Dirca expert, Bill Grave's webpage at Jasper Ridge (contributed by Roy West)

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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 30, 2015).

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