Taxon  Report   7936 
Tetradymia axillaris  A. Nelson
Catclaw horsebrush,  Cotton catclaw, Cotton thorn, Longspine horsebrush
Tetradymia axillaris
© 1998 Larry Blakely
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Tetradymia axillaris, 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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Tetradymia axillaris
© 1998 Larry Blakely
Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Tetradymia axillaris
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: Jul 20, 2018).

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