Simmondsia chinensis (Link) C.K. Schneid.

  • Family : BUXACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Simmondsiaceae
  • Species : Simmondsia chinensis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Simmondsia chinensis (Link) C.K. Schneid.
  • Common name : Jojoba
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments : Often cultivated. Nuts are a source of liquid wax, that is used as a high pressure lubricant. Plant also yeilds an oil of commerce called 'Jojoba oil' used in cosmetics.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Cuttack district, Ganjam district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : South-West United States, Arizona, California, Mexico; Planted in arid regions of tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. chinensis. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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