Taxon  Report   60    
Acer negundo  L.  var. californicum  (Torr. & A. Gray) Sarg.  
(no longer an active name)
Box elder,  California box elder
Acer negundo var. californicum
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Acer negundo var. californicum, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Acer negundo var. californicum
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Genus: Acer
Parent: Acer negundo
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian


Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Acer negundo

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Acer negundo ssp. californicum
PLANTS: Negundo californicum
NOTE: Acer negundo var. californicum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Acer negundo var. californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 21, 2019).