Latin name: Glossopetalon spinescens A. Gray var.
  aridum M.E.Jones
  Pronunciation: glos-oh-PET-a-lon spy-NES-ens AIR-
  i-dum

  Common name: Spiny greasebush
  Family: Crossosomataceae (Crossosoma)
  Habitat: 3500'-7000', carbonate soils, joshua tree
  and pinyon-juniper woodland, Mojave Desert and
  north base of San Bernardino Mts, Death Valley

  Blooming period: April to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Glossopetalon
  2) spinescens  3) aridum
  Formerly Glossopetalon spinescens

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