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Sonoran Desert Plants
Forestiera phillyreoides (Desert Olive)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Forestiera phillyreoides

 Forestiera phillyreoides

Habitat: mountains, washes
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: opposite to fascicled,simple,snuate or entire,lanceolate to oblong
Flower Color: greenish or green or yellow
Flowering Period: Dec. to Mar.
Spines: spineless
Family: Oleaceae (olive family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 17. Eudicots: Nyctaginaceae to Plumbaginaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-34: 1-77. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 24 (8.7 MB pdf)

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