Calflora
Taxon  Report   1941    
Chamaesyce prostrata  (Aiton) Small  
(no longer an active name)
Prostrate sandmat,  Prostrate spurge
Chamaesyce prostrata
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Chamaesyce prostrata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Chamaesyce prostrata
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE  
Genus: Chamaesyce
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Euphorbia prostrata

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Euphorbia chamaesyce
PLANTS: Euphorbia prostrata
NOTE: Chamaesyce prostrata is no longer an active name.
More information about  Chamaesyce prostrata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CHPR6)

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 16, 2018).