Taxon  Report   4140    
Heteromeles arbutifolia  (Lindl.) M. Roem.
Christmas berry,  Toyon
Heteromeles arbutifolia
© 2017 Gary McDonald
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Heteromeles arbutifolia
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Heteromeles arbutifolia
© 2009 John W. Wall
Heteromeles arbutifolia, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Heteromeles arbutifolia
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Heteromeles
Communities: Chaparral

Toxicity: MAJOR

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. arbutifolia
ICPN: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. cerina
ICPN: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. macrocarpa
More information about  Heteromeles arbutifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2018).

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