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Jojoba
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.: AZLOT69 :.
Nov 17 2008
Monument Canyon - Tonto NF
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Nov 22 2006
Round Mountain Park Loop
ID1564
Magnoliophyta - Flowering plant
FamilyBuxaceae - Boxwood
Elevation1000 - 5000
Prime BloomNone
BloomsDec - Jul
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Simmondsia chinensis

Flowers
Dioecious (male and female flowers on separate plants). Flowers bloom in winter and are greenish-yellow. Female flowers occur singly and male flowers are in clusters (look like a bunch of very small grapes).

Description
shrub. native. 3'- 6' tall bush. Leaves simple, smooth-edged, elliptical, grayish-green, and leathery. Leaves are oriented vertically, serving both to reduce midday leaf temperatures during the summer and to direct pollen blowing in the wind into the female's flowers by eddies formed by the leaves.

Comments
The fruit is an acorn-shaped seed (up to 1" long) that begins green and turns brown with age. The seeds are filled (40%) with a liquid wax that matches sperm whale oil in quality. Source: Pima.edu Pima Community College.
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