Canbya candida

Parry ex A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 12: 51, plate 1. 1876.

Common names: White pygmy-poppy
Conservation concernEndemicIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Plants 1-3 cm. Leaves 5-9 mm. Inflorescences: peduncle 1-2 cm. Flowers: sepals 2 mm; petals marcescent, 5-7, white, elliptic, 3-4 mm; stamens 6-9; filaments shorter than anthers. Capsules 1.5-2.5 mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jun.
Habitat: Dry, sandy ground
Elevation: 600-1200 m


Of conservation concern.

Canbya candida has been found only in the western Mojave Desert.

Selected References


Lower Taxa