Taxon  Report   11832    
Menodora spinescens  A. Gray  var. spinescens 
Spiny desert olive
Menodora spinescens var. spinescens
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Menodora spinescens var. spinescens
© 2015 Steve Matson
Menodora spinescens var. spinescens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California.

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Menodora spinescens var. spinescens
© 2015 Steve Matson
Family: OLEACEAE  
Genus: Menodora
Parent: Menodora spinescens
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

More information about  Menodora spinescens var. spinescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).