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Taxon: Lewisia cotyledon (S. Watson) B. L. Rob.

Genus: Lewisia
Family: Montiaceae. Also placed in: Portulacaceae
Nomen number: 405789
Place of publication: A. Gray, Syn. fl. N. Amer. 1(1):268. 1897
Name verified on: 20-Aug-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Apr-2009
No species priority site assigned.


See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • cliff-maids   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English
  • Howell's lewisia   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English   [Lewisia cotyledon var. howellii]
  • Siskiyou lewisia   (Source: CalFlora ) – English
  • broklewisia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Lewisia cotyledon (S. Watson) B. L. Rob.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (24 November 2015)

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