Calflora
Taxon  Report   1939    
Chamaesyce polycarpa  (Benth.) Millsp.  
(no longer an active name)
Small seeded spurge,  Smallseed sandmat
Chamaesyce polycarpa
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Chamaesyce polycarpa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Chamaesyce polycarpa
© 2005 Chris Wagner, SBNF
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Chamaesyce
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Euphorbia polycarpa

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chamaesyce polycarpa var. hirtella
PLANTS: Euphorbia polycarpa var. hirtella
PLANTS: Euphorbia polycarpa
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NOTE: Chamaesyce polycarpa is no longer an active name.
More information about  Chamaesyce polycarpa
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHPO12)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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