Taxon  Report   8390    
Ziziphus obtusifolia  (Hook. ex Torr. & A. Gray) A. Gray  var. canescens  (A. Gray) M. C. Johnst.
Gray crucillo,  Graythorn, Grey leaved abrojo, Lotebush
Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
© 2003 Debra Valov
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Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
© 2014 John Doyen
Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens, 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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Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Genus: Ziziphus
Parent: Ziziphus obtusifolia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Condaliopsis lycioides var. canescens
ICPN + PLANTS: Condalia lycioides var. canescens
More information about  Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
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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 17, 2019).