CPC Plant Profile: Pholisma
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Pholisma (Pholisma arenarium)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • State: AZ, CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 145705
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/10/1987

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  • 05/02/2017

Pholisma arenarium is a somewhat widely distributed species. The plant occupies a variety of habitats, including coastal and inland sand dunes, chaparral, and the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts, in western Arizona, California, and Baja California Norte, Mexico.

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Taxon Pholisma arenarium
Authority Nutt. ex Hook.
Family Boraginaceae
CPC Number 3406
ITIS 31630
Common Names Pholisma | desert Christmas tree
Associated Scientific Names Pholisma arenarium | Pholisma paniculatum | Pholisma depressum
State Rank
State State Rank
Arizona S2
California SNR

Ecological Relationships

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Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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