Taxon  Report   3924 
Glossopetalon pungens  Brandegee
Dwarf greasebush,  Pungent glossopetalon, Smooth greasewood
Glossopetalon pungens
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Glossopetalon pungens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Glossopetalon pungens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and Nevada.
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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Glossopetalon pungens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Forsellesia pungens
PLANTS: Glossopetalon pungens var. glabrum
CNPS + PLANTS: Forsellesia pungens var. glabra
More information about  Glossopetalon pungens
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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