Taxon  Report   5409 
Menodora scabra  A. Gray
Rough desert olive,  Rough menodora
Menodora scabra
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Menodora scabra
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Menodora scabra
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Menodora scabra, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Menodora scabra
© 2005 James M. Andre
Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Menodora scabra var. glabrescens
PLANTS: Menodora scabra var. laevis
PLANTS: Menodora scabra var. longituba
PLANTS: Menodora scabra var. ramosissima
PLANTS: Menodora scoparia
More information about  Menodora scabra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 23, 2018).

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