Taxon  Report   3925    
Glossopetalon spinescens  A. Gray
Nevada greasewood,  Spiny greasebush
Glossopetalon spinescens
© 2005 Michael Charters
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Glossopetalon spinescens
© 2015 Steve Matson
Glossopetalon spinescens
© 2012 Sierra Pacific Industries
Glossopetalon spinescens, 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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Glossopetalon spinescens
© 2005 Michael Charters
Genus: Glossopetalon
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + XWALK: Forsellesia nevadensis f. glabra
More information about  Glossopetalon spinescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 24, 2019).