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Koeberlinia spinosa (Crown of thorns)
Juett, William

Koeberlinia spinosa

Koeberlinia spinosa Zucc.

Crown Of Thorns, Spiny Allthorn

Capparaceae (Caper Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall, often shorter.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: May flower throughout the year, mostly after fall rains.


USA: AZ , CA , NM , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX


Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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