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Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneid.: jojobaAuthor(s): Susan E. Meyer
Source: In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 1049-1051.
Publication Series: Agricultural Handbook
Station: Washington Office
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DescriptionThe Simmondsiaceae (jojoba family), has only 1 genus, Simmondsia, which consists of only 1 species, jojoba - S. chinensis (Link) Schneid. Once considered an isolated member of the box family (Buxaceae), jojoba is now regarded as sufficiently distinct to be placed in its own family. Jojoba is found from coastal and cis-montane southern California east to central Arizona and south to Sonora and Baja California (Munz 1974; Yermanos 1974). It is a characteristic plant of upland shrub communities in the Sonoran and Colorado Deserts and is also quite common as a component of chaparral.
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CitationMeyer, Susan E. 2008. Simmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneid.: jojoba. In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 1049-1051.
KeywordsSimmondsia chinensis (Link) Schneid., jojoba, goatnut
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