The Genus Eschscholzia

California Poppies and Their Relatives

Phylogeny of Eschscholzia and its relatives


                     +-Dendromecon rigida
    +----------------+-Dendromecon harfordii
    |                  
    |     +------------Hunnemannia fumariifolia
----+     |            
    |     |          +-Eschscholzia californica
    |     |      +---+-Eschscholzia caespitosa
    +-----+      |   +-Eschscholzia ramosa
          |      |     
          |      +-----Eschscholzia lobbii
          |      |     
          |      |   +-Eschscholzia parishii
          +------+---+-Eschscholzia glyptosperma
                 |   +-Eschscholzia minutiflora
                 |     
                 |   +-Eschscholzia lemmonii
                 +---+-Eschscholzia hypecoides
                 |   +-Eschscholzia rhombipetala
                 |     
                 +---+-Eschscholzia elegans
                     +-Eschscholzia palmeri

Relationships among the three genera are supported by both morphological and molecular evidence. Relationships among the species of Eschscholzia are based on morphology, and are tentative.