Taxon  Report   10902 
Frangula californica  (Eschsch.) A. Gray
California coffeeberry

Frangula californica
© 2002 Lynn Watson
Frangula californica
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Frangula californica
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California
Frangula californica, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Frangula californica
© 2001 Lynn Overtree
Genus: Frangula
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Creosote Bush Scrub
Habitat: canyons, coastal, slopes [Walker]
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Rhamnus californica
TJM2: Rhamnus tomentella
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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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: Oct 13, 2015).

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