Taxon  Report   4140 
Heteromeles arbutifolia  (Lindl.) M. Roem.
Christmas berry,  Toyon
Heteromeles arbutifolia
© 2013 Jean Pawek
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Heteromeles arbutifolia
© 2003 Michael Charters
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
© 2004 George W. Hartwell
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Heteromeles
Habitat: canyons, slopes
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. arbutifolia
ICPN: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. cerina
ICPN: Heteromeles arbutifolia var. macrocarpa
More information about  Heteromeles arbutifolia
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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: Aug 19, 2018).

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