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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (paintere@west.net).





TaxonSchinus terebinthifolius
groupEudicots
FamilyAnacardiaceae
Family common name(s)sumac; sumach; sumachs; cashew; poison-oak; poison oak; poison-ivy; poison ivy
Genus common name(s)pepper tree; peppertree; huigen; huingan; American mastic tree
Species common name(s)broad-leaved pepper tree; broad-leaf pepper tree; broadleaf pepper tree; broad leaf pepper tree; broad-leaved pepperina; Brazilian mastic tree; Brazilian pepperina; Brazil pepper tree; Brazil pepper-tree; Brazil peppertree; Brazilian pepper; Brazilian Christmasberry; Brazilian Christmas-berry; Brazilian holly; Florida holly; Hawaiian holly; carnival peppercorn
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaBrazilian pepper tree, Brazilian pepper-tree, Brazilian peppertree, South American pepper-tree, South American pepper tree, South American peppertree, pepperina are applied to multiple Schinus taxa; Christmas-berry tree, Christmas berry tree, Christmas berry, Christmasberry, copal are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesBrazil, Brazilian, Christmas, Florida, Hawaiian are proper names, so upper case preferable
 
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