Calflora
Taxon  Report   5409    
Menodora scabra  A. Gray
Rough desert olive,  Rough menodora
Menodora scabra, 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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Observation Search
(249 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: OLEACEAE  
Genus: Menodora
Subspecies and Varieties:

Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Menodora scabra var. laevis
PLANTS: Menodora scabra var. longituba
PLANTS: Menodora scabra var. ramosissima
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More information about  Menodora scabra
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (MESC)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 12, 2020).