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Hall's Tetracoccus
Tetracoccus hallii
About Hall's Tetracoccus (Tetracoccus hallii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Tetracoccus hallii is a species of flowering shrub in the family Picrodendraceae, known by the common names Hall's shrubby-spurge and Hall's tetracoccus. It is native to the deserts around the intersection of California, Nevada, and Arizona in the United States and Baja California, Mexico. It grows in many types of desert habitat. It is abundant and widespread in Joshua Tree National Park in California. It is a bushy, branching shrub, hairless in texture except for the new twigs, which have rough hairs. The small leaves occur in clusters along the branches, each leathery, teardrop-shaped leaf measuring just a few millimeters long. The plant is dioecious, with male and female individuals producing different types of flowers. The staminate flowers occur in clusters, each flower with 4 to 6 rounded sepals and 4 to 8 erect stamens. The pistillate flower occurs singly and produces a rounded, woolly fruit with usually three chambers. The fruit is around a centimeter long when mature and contains one or two seeds per chamber.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

1.6 - 6.6 ft tall

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 2.7" - 12.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.57" - 2.04", Coldest Month: 47.2" - 60.7", Hottest Month: 71.7" - 87.8", Humidity: 5.45" - 40.35", Elevation: 62" - 4478"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Hall's Purple Bush, Hall's Shrubby-spurge

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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