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Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification

B. occidentalis
Binomial name
Benitoa occidentalis
(H.M.Hall) D.D.Keck
  • Haplopappus occidentalis H.M.Hall
  • Lessingia occidentalis (H.M.Hall) M.A.Lane

Benitoa is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family, Asteraceae.[3][4][5][6]

Benitoa is a monotypic genus containing the single species Benitoa occidentalis, which is known simply as benitoa. It is sometimes included in genus Lessingia as the synonym Lessingia occidentalis.[7][2]

Benitoa is endemic to California, where it is known mostly from San Benito County, the region for which it is named. Additional populations have been found in nearby parts of Fresno and Monterey Counties.[8][7][9]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Benitoa occidentalis (H.M.Hall) D.D.Keck
  2. ^ a b Jepson eFlora, Benitoa occidentalis
  3. ^ Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. "Details for: Astereae". Euro+Med PlantBase. Freie Universität Berlin. Retrieved 2009-07-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ UniProt. "Tribe Astereae". Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  5. ^ National Herbarium of New South Wales. "Genus Kippistia". New South Wales FloraOnline. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Retrieved 2009-07-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Polyarrhena Cass". African Plants Database. South African National Biodiversity Institute, the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and Tela Botanica. Retrieved 2009-07-18. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b Nesom, G. L. (2000). Generic conspectus of the tribe Astereae (Asteraceae) in North America and Central America, the Antilles, and Hawaii. Botanical Research Institute of Texas. pg 20.
  8. ^ Calflora taxon report, University of California, Benitoa occidentalis (H.M. Hall) D.D. Keck benitoa
  9. ^ Flora of North America: genus Benitoa

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