Taxon  Report   1344    
Calyptridium umbellatum  (Torr.) Greene
Cistanthe,  Pussy paws, Pussy toes
Calyptridium umbellatum, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

Bloom Period
Genus: Calyptridium

Ultramafic affinity: 1.3; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Cistanthe umbellata var. umbellata

Alternate Names:
JEF: Calyptridium umbellatum var. caudiciferum
JEF: Calyptridium umbellatum var. umbellatum
JEF: Cistanthe umbellata
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More information about  Calyptridium umbellatum

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: Nov 30, 2020).