Calflora
Taxon  Report   6088    
Paxistima myrsinites  (Pursh) Raf.
Oregon boxleaf,  Oregon boxwood
Paxistima myrsinites
© 2011 Shannon Henke
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Paxistima myrsinites
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Paxistima myrsinites
© 2011 RT Hawke
Paxistima myrsinites, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Paxistima myrsinites
© 2017 David popp
Family: CELASTRACEAE  
Genus: Paxistima
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pachystima myrsinites
More information about  Paxistima myrsinites
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 (PAMY)

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 15, 2018).

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