Taxon  Report   5914    
Olneya tesota  A. Gray
Desert ironwood
Olneya tesota
© 2011 Neal Kramer
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Olneya tesota
© 2007 Jason E. Willand
Olneya tesota
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Olneya tesota, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Olneya tesota
© 2005 Steven Perkins
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Olneya
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Olneya tesota
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 16, 2019).