Taxon  Report   5411 
Menodora spinescens  A. Gray
Spiny desert olive,  Spiny menodora, Spiny monodora
Menodora spinescens
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Menodora spinescens
© 2015 Steve Matson
Menodora spinescens
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Menodora spinescens, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Menodora spinescens
© 2006 James M. Andre
Shadscale Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Menodora spinescens var. mohavensis
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 20, 2018).

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