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Taxon  Report  
Koeberlinia spinosa  Zucc.
Crown of thorns
Koeberlinia spinosa is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Koeberlinia
Family: Koeberliniaceae  
(Capparaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: riparian

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

More information about  Koeberlinia spinosa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
USDA PLANTS Profile (KOSP)

BONAP Distribution Map


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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 10/02/2022).