Taxon  Report   7623 
Simmondsia chinensis  (Link) C. Schneider
Jojoba; goatnut,  Jojobe
Simmondsia chinensis
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
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Simmondsia chinensis
© 2007 Ricky Grubb
Simmondsia chinensis
© 2010 James M. Andre
Simmondsia chinensis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Simmondsia chinensis
© 2005 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Genus: Simmondsia
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Buxus chinensis
PLANTS: Simmondsia californica
More information about  Simmondsia chinensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 19, 2018).

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