Calflora
Taxon  Report   11910    
Peritoma arborea  (Nutt.) H.H. Iltis
Bladderpod
Peritoma arborea
© 2018 Thomas Egan
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Peritoma arborea
© 2015 Jesse Rorabaugh
Peritoma arborea
© 2016 Steven M Norris
Peritoma arborea, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Peritoma arborea
© 2012 David Varner
Family: CLEOMACEAE  
Genus: Peritoma
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Isomeris arborea
ICPN: Cleome isomeris
More information about  Peritoma arborea
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

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 21, 2019).