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Calyptridium quadripetalum  S. Watson
Four petaled pussypaws
Calyptridium quadripetalum is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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(119 records)
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Calyptridium
Family: Montiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 4.6 - broad endemic

Communities: Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

Alternate Names:
JEFCistanthe quadripetala
PLANTSCistanthe quadripetala
Information about  Calyptridium quadripetalum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CIQU4)

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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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 02/07/2023).