Taxon  Report   7623    
Simmondsia chinensis  (Link) C. K. Schneid.
Jojoba; goatnut,  Jojobe
Simmondsia chinensis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Genus: Simmondsia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Buxus chinensis
JEF + PLANTS: Simmondsia californica
More information about  Simmondsia chinensis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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:   (Accessed: Jan 25, 2020).