Taxon  Report   5411    
Menodora spinescens  A. Gray
Spiny desert olive,  Spiny menodora, Spiny monodora
Menodora spinescens, 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
Family: OLEACEAE  
Genus: Menodora
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Shadscale Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Menodora spinescens
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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: May 29, 2020).