Calflora
Taxon  Report   10900    
Frangula californica  (Eschsch.) A. Gray  ssp. tomentella  (Benth.) Kartesz & Gandhi
Hoary coffeeberry
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella
© 2017 Diane Etchison
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Frangula californica ssp. tomentella, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Frangula californica ssp. tomentella
© 2012 Terrence Gosliner
Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Frangula
Parent: Frangula californica
Toxicity: MINOR, DERMATITIS

Serpentine affinity: 1.5; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Rhamnus tomentella
ICPN + PLANTS: Rhamnus californica ssp. tomentella
ICPN: Rhamnus californica var. tomentella
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More information about  Frangula californica ssp. tomentella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (FRCAT2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).