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Condalia globosa

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About Bitter Snakewood (Condalia globosa) Condalia globosa is a perennial shrub of the Rhamnaceae family, that is commonly known as Bitter Condalia, also Snakewood. This shrub is native to Mexico in central and western Sonora and the Sea of Cortez, eastern regions of Baja California Sur and Baja California; also southwestern Arizona in the Sonoran Desert, and the associated region in southeastern California, in the Lower Colorado River Valley.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
13 ft (4 m)

Native Status

Natural Setting

Elevation ?
191' - 2400'

Annual Precip. ?
3.2" - 5.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.80" - 1.29"

Coldest Month ?
53.4° F - 63.6° F

Hottest Month ?
81.0° F - 88.5° F

Humidity ?
7.77 vpd - 40.57 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Bitter Condalia, Also Snakewood

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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