Taxon  Report   7943    
Tetradymia stenolepis  Greene
Mojave cottonthorn,  Mojave horsebrush, Narrow scaled felt thorn
Tetradymia stenolepis
© 2005 James M. Andre
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Tetradymia stenolepis
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Tetradymia stenolepis
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Tetradymia stenolepis, 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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Tetradymia stenolepis
© 2005 James M. Andre
Genus: Tetradymia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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 19, 2019).