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Taxon  Report  
Philadelphus microphyllus  A. Gray
Desert syringa,   Little leaf mock orange,   Littleleaf mock orange
Philadelphus microphyllus is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Philadelphus
Family: Hydrangeaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSPhiladelphus microphyllus ssp. occidentalis
JEFPhiladelphus microphyllus ssp. pumilus
JEF + PLANTSPhiladelphus microphyllus ssp. stramineus
PLANTSPhiladelphus microphyllus ssp. typicus
PLANTSPhiladelphus microphyllus var. linearis
More information about  Philadelphus microphyllus

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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 10/03/2022).