Taxon  Report   3924    
Glossopetalon pungens  Brandegee
Dwarf greasebush,  Pungent glossopetalon, Smooth greasewood
Glossopetalon pungens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, Nevada.
also called Forsellesia pungens var. glabra
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Communities: Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Forsellesia pungens
PLANTS: Glossopetalon pungens var. glabrum
CNPS + PLANTS: Forsellesia pungens var. glabra
More information about  Glossopetalon pungens
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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: Feb 15, 2019).