Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Jojoba Family)

The Simmondsiaceae are represented by a single genus and species, Simmondsia chinensis, commonly known as Jojoba. Simmondsia chinensis is usually thought of as a Sonoran Desert species, and is at its most extreme eastern distribution in southwest New Mexico. It does not reach into the Gila National Forest, being found about 50 miles southwest of its border.

*Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba)

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