Adolphia

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Adolphia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Adolphia
Meisn.
Species

2 - See text.

Adolphia is a genus of shrubs in the buckthorn family containing only two species. These are rigid, thorny, flowering bushes. Adolphia californica, the California prickbush or California spineshrub, is native to southern California and northern Mexico. Adolphia infesta, the junco, is found in Texas, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. This genus is named for the French botanist Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart.

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