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Croton californicus Mll. Arg.
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Andrenidae  Andrena candida @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Andrena cerasifolii @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Calliopsis @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Perdita @ UCRC_ENT (5)

Perdita crotonis @ UCRC_ENT (121); BBSL (7)

Perdita larreae @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Aphididae  Eriosoma ulmi @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Apidae  Anthophora @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Anthophora abroniae @ BBSL (1)

Anthophora cockerelli @ LACM_ENTB (1)

Anthophorula @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Ceratina @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Ceratina arizonensis @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Nomada suavis @ BBSL (1)

Zacosmia maculata @ BBSL (1)
Bombyliidae  Toxophora @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Buprestidae  Agrilus @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Cicadellidae  Neokolla ( @ UCR_ENT (1)
Colletidae  Colletes tectiventris @ BBSL__NONE (1)

Hylaeus episcopalis @ UCRC_ENT (4)
Crabronidae  Belomicrus eriogoni @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Bembix americana @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Cerceris californica @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Hoplisoides tricolor @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Microbembex nigrifrons @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Moniaecera asperata @ UCRC_ENT (3)
Eriococcidae  Eriococcus eriogoni @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Eumenidae  Euodynerus annulatus @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Flatidae  Flatormenis saucia @ AMNH_IZC (2)
Halictidae  Agapostemon @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Lasioglossum @ UCRC_ENT (4)
Leucospidae  Leucospis affinis @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Lygaeidae  Melanopleurus pyrrhopterus @ UCR_ENT (5)
Megachilidae  Anthidiellum notatum @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Ashmeadiella bucconis @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Dianthidium parvum @ BBSL (1); UCRC_ENT (1)

Megachile @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Megachile brevis @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Megachile coquilletti @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Megachile frugalis @ UCRC_ENT (7)

Megachile gentilis @ UCRC_ENT (12)

Megachile occidentalis @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Megachile spinotulata @ UCRC_ENT (6)

Megachile texana @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Melampsoraceae  Melampsora crotonis @ BPI (2)
Melittidae  Hesperapis @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Membracidae  Micrutalis @ UCRC_ENT (7)
Miridae  Lygus hesperus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Pseudatomoscelis seriata @ UCRC_ENT (13)

Pseudatomoscelis seriatus @ UCRC_ENTA (12); UCR_ENT (6)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora crotonis @ BPI (4)
Phakopsoraceae  Phakopsora crotonis @ BPI (2)
Pteromalidae  Eutrichosoma @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Pucciniastraceae  Pucciniastrum crotonis @ BPI (2)
Rhopalidae  Arhyssus @ UCR_ENT (1)
Scenopinidae  Brevitrichia timberlakei @ UCRC_ENT (2)
_  Bubakia crotonis @ BPI (12)

unknown unknown @ AMNH_PBI (2)

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Croton californicus Müll. Arg.
California croton

Image of Croton californicus

General Information
Symbol: CRCA5
Group: Dicot
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, San Bernardino Co., Mojave Desert Preserve. April 18, 2003. Usage Requirements .

©Gary A. Monroe. United States, CA, San Bernardino Co., Mojave Desert Preserve. April 18, 2003. Usage Requirements .




Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Euphorbiales
Family Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Genus Croton L. – croton
Species Croton californicus Müll. Arg. – California croton

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Croton californicus . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Croton californicus</i>
Müll. Arg. var. <i>
californicus </i>
Croton californicus var. californicus
California croton Distribution of <i>
Croton californicus</i>
Müll. Arg. var. <i>
(S. Watson) A.M. Ferguson
Croton californicus var. tenuis
California croton

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