Taxon  Report   11379    
Boechera acutina  (Greene) Windham & Al-Shehbaz
Pointed rockcress
Boechera acutina, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California.

Bloom Period
Genus: Boechera
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
JEF: Arabis divaricarpa var. interposita
More information about  Boechera acutina
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Boechera:  after Tyge Wittrock Böcher (Boecher) (1909-1983), born in Copenhagen, an authority on Arctic vegetation and the flora of Greenland, also worked in Argentina. Thanks to Boechera authority Dr. Ihsan Al-Shehbaz at the Missouri Botanical Garden for the following information: "Tyge Boecher worked (1951-1969) on a group of species then referred to as members of the genus Arabis. He did a splendid job. Askel and Doris Love recognized his contribution and named (1975) the genus Boechera after Tyge. It turned out that Arabis and Boechera are [not closely related] genera that belong to different tribes." He also added that the pronunciation of the generic name should be boo'-ker-a. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

acu:  sharply-pointed (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 25, 2020).