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Condalia spathulata (Knifeleaf condalia)
Nugent, Louis R

Condalia spathulata

Condalia spathulata A. Gray

Knifeleaf Condalia

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)


USDA Symbol: COSP3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Sepals greenish yellow to purplish. No petals.



Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Mexican agapema
(Agapema anona)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 Condalia spathulata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Condalia spathulata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Condalia spathulata


Record Modified: 2022-11-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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