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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Papaveraceae
Subfamilia: Papaveroideae
Tribus: Papavereae
Genus: Canbya
Species: C. aurea – C. candida

Canbya Parry ex A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 12: 51. 1877.

Type species: C. candida
Parry ex A. Gray

Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Nov 11 [1].

Vernacular names

Canbya, also known as the pygmy poppies, is a genus of the poppy family Papaveraceae consisting of two species found in the dry parts of western North America. Both species are small, no more than a few centimeters tall, with flowers less than 10 mm across.

The genus was named after well-known amateur botanist William Marriott Canby (1831–1904).

Image Name Distribution
Canbya aurea - yellow pygmy-poppy Central and southeastern Oregon and northwestern Nevada
Pygmy Poppy, Canbya candida.jpg Canbya candida - pygmy poppy, white pygmy poppy western Mojave Desert of Southern California.


Christopher Grey-Wilson, Poppies (Portland: Timber Press, 2000) ISBN 0-88192-503-9 p. 229

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