Taxon  Report   2153    
Cistus ladanifer  L.
Gum rockrose,  Resinous rockrose
Cistus ladanifer
© 2004 Michael Charters
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Cistus ladanifer
© 2004 Michael Charters
Cistus ladanifer
© 2009 Ron Vanderhoff
Cistus ladanifer, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Cistus ladanifer
© 2005 Dr. Antonio Martinez
Genus: Cistus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cistus ladaniferus
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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 18, 2019).