Taxon  Report   3604    
Forestiera pubescens  Nutt.
Desert olive,  Stretchberry
Forestiera pubescens
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Forestiera pubescens
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Forestiera pubescens
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Forestiera pubescens, 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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Forestiera pubescens
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: OLEACEAE  
Genus: Forestiera
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Forestiera neomexicana var. arizonica
ICPN: Forestiera neomexicana var. neomexicana
ICPN: Forestiera pubescens var. parviflora
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More information about  Forestiera pubescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).