Taxon  Report   7939    
Tetradymia canescens  DC.
Gray horsebrush,  Spineless horsebrush
Tetradymia canescens
© 2003 Michael Charters
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Tetradymia canescens
© 2009 James M. Andre
Tetradymia canescens
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Tetradymia canescens, 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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Tetradymia canescens
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Tetradymia
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Tetradymia canescens var. inermis
More information about  Tetradymia canescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 19, 2019).