Taxon  Report   1330    
Calycanthus occidentalis  Hook. & Arn.
Spicebush,  Sweet shrub
Calycanthus occidentalis
© 2006 Matt Below
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calycanthus occidentalis
© 2018 Matt Berger
Calycanthus occidentalis
© 2018 Robert Nance
Calycanthus occidentalis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Calycanthus occidentalis
© 2015 Tim Miller
Genus: Calycanthus
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Calycanthus occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).