Aralia californica

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Aralia californica


Taxonavigation: Apiales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Araliaceae
Subfamilia: Aralioideae
Genus: Aralia
Species: Aralia californica


Aralia californica S.Watson, 1876


  • Aralia californica var. acuminata S.Watson
  • Aralia racemosa var. occidentalis Torr.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • California; Oregon

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 (
  • Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
  • {{S.Watson]], 1876. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Boston, MA 11:144. 1876
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) Online Database. [1]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Elk Clover, California Aralia, California Spikenard
français: Aralie de Californie
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