Taxon  Report   1667 
Castela emoryi  (A. Gray) Moran & Felger
Cricifixion thorn,  Crucifixion thorn
Castela emoryi
© 2010 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Castela emoryi
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Castela emoryi
© 2009 Duncan S. Bell
Castela emoryi, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and Arizona, Sonora, Mexico.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Castela emoryi
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Castela
Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Holacantha emoryi
More information about  Castela emoryi
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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