Calflora
Taxon  Report   1878    
Cercocarpus betuloides  Nutt.
Birch leaf mountain mahogany,  Mountain mahogany
Cercocarpus betuloides
© 2018 Diane Etchison
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Cercocarpus betuloides
© 2016 Steven M Norris
Cercocarpus betuloides
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Cercocarpus betuloides, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cercocarpus betuloides
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Communities: Chaparral, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Cercocarpus montanus var. glaber

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Cercocarpus montanus var. glaber
ICPN: Cercocarpus montanus
More information about  Cercocarpus betuloides
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CEMOG)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).