Taxon  Report   3924    
Glossopetalon pungens  Brandegee
Dwarf greasebush,  Pungent glossopetalon, Smooth greasewood
Glossopetalon pungens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Glossopetalon pungens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Glossopetalon pungens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, Nevada.
also called Forsellesia pungens var. glabra
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Glossopetalon pungens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Communities: Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Forsellesia pungens
PLANTS: Glossopetalon pungens var. glabrum
CNPS + PLANTS: Forsellesia pungens var. glabra
More information about  Glossopetalon pungens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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