Taxon  Report   9730    
Benitoa occidentalis  (H. M. Hall) D. D. Keck
Benitoa occidentalis
© 2011 Chris Winchell
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Benitoa occidentalis
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Benitoa occidentalis
© 2011 Chris Winchell
Benitoa occidentalis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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
Benitoa occidentalis
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Genus: Benitoa
Communities: Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Northern Coastal Scrub

Serpentine affinity: 4.1; (broad endemic / strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Lessingia occidentalis
ICPN: Haplopappus occidentalis
More information about  Benitoa occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).