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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Bahieae
Genus: Peucephyllum
Species: P. schottii

Peucephyllum A.Gray

monotypic taxon


Gray, A., Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary . . . Botany 2(1): 74. 1859.


International Plant Names Index. 2017. Peucephyllum. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 22 2017.
The Plant List 2013. Peucephyllum in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Dec. 22. 2017. Peucephyllum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Dec. 22.
Hassler, M. 2017. Peucephyllum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Dec 22. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: pygmy cedar

Peucephyllum is a monotypic genus of flowering plants containing the single species Peucephyllum schottii. Its common names include pygmy cedar,[1][3] Schott's pygmy cedar,[4][5] desert fir,[6] and desert pine.[6] It is not a cedar, fir, or pine, but a member of the aster family, Asteraceae. It is a leafy evergreen shrub with glandular, resinous foliage. It flowers in yellow flower heads which have only disc florets. The fruits are woody, bristly seeds with a pappus. This plant is native to the deserts of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah in the United States and Baja California and Sonora in northern Mexico.[7][2]

The species form is similar to that of the common creosote bush (Larrea tridentata): small, greenish, and hemispherical with similar yellow flowers in the spring.

"Peucephyllum schottii". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 12 January 2018.
Cronquist, A; Holmgren, AH; Holmgren, NH; Reveal, JL; Holmgren, PK (1994). Intermountain Flora: Vascular Plants of the Intermountain West, U.S.A. 5. New York Botanical Garden. pp. 102. ISBN 0-89327-375-9.
Peucephyllum schottii. The Jepson Manual.
Peucephyllum schottii. NatureServe. 2012.
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Peucephyllum schottii. Calflora.

Peucephyllum schottii. Flora of North America.

External links

Calflora Database: Peucephyllum schottii (Desert fir, Pigmycedar, Schott's pygmycedar, desert pine)
Peucephyllum schottii — U.C. Photo gallery

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