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Atamisquea emarginata

Atamisquea emarginata Miers ex Hook. & Arn.

Atamisquea, Palo Hediondo, Palo Zorillo, Vomitbush

Capparaceae (Caper family)

Synonym(s): Capparis atamisquea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun


Native Habitat: Desert scrub, arroyos or flats.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Atamisquea emarginata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Atamisquea emarginata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Atamisquea emarginata


Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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