Calflora
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Cercocarpus ledifolius  Nutt.  var. ledifolius 
Curl leaf mountain mahogany
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
© 2012 Art Clark
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Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
© 2018 Richard Spjut
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
© 2018 Richard Spjut
Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius, 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 ledifolius var. ledifolius
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cercocarpus ledifolius var. hypoleucus
More information about  Cercocarpus ledifolius var. ledifolius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CELEL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Cercocarpus:  from the Greek kerkos, "tail," and karpos, "fruit," an allusion to the tail-shaped achene (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).