Taxon: Cercocarpus ledifolius Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray

Genus: Cercocarpus
Family: Rosaceae
  Subfamily: Dryadoideae
      Tribe: Cercocarpeae
Nomen number: 9950
Place of publication: Fl. N. Amer. 1:427. 1840
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 29 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • curl-leaf mountain-mahogany  (Source: Intermt F) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; Zander ed13)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • CalFlora Database Project CalFlora: a botanical resource for California on the internet (on-line resource). (CalFlora)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Martin, F. L. 1950. A revision of Cercocarpus (Brittonia) 7:107.
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. 1987 (F Utah)

Check other web resources for Cercocarpus ledifolius Nutt. ex Torr. & A. Gray :


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image