Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Rhamnaceae
(Buckthorn Family)


The Rhamnaceae are shrubs or trees that often have thorns. They have flower parts in fours or fives, and the fruit is a capsule or berry with three sections.

Ceanothus fendleri (Buckbrush)
Ceanothus integerrimus (Deerbrush)
Ceanothus pauciflorus (Desert Buckthorn)
*Condalia warnockii var. warnockii (Crucillo)
Rhamnus betulifolia (Birchleaf Buckthorn)
Rhamnus tomentella subsp. ursina (California Buckthorn)
Ziziphus obtusifolia var. obtusifolia (Lotebush)


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