Calflora
Taxon  Report   8390    
Ziziphus obtusifolia  (Hook. ex Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray  var. canescens  (A. Gray) M. C. Johnst.
Gray crucillo,  Graythorn, Grey leaved abrojo, Lotebush
Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
© 2003 Debra Valov
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
© 2014 John Doyen
Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Family: RHAMNACEAE  
Genus: Ziziphus
Parent: Ziziphus obtusifolia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Condaliopsis lycioides var. canescens
ICPN + PLANTS: Condalia lycioides var. canescens
More information about  Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ZIOBC)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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