EPPO Global Database

Simmondsia chinensis(SMMCH)

Overview
Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: SMMCH
  • Preferred name: Simmondsia chinensis
  • Authority: (Link) Schneider

Notes

USA (southwest), Mexico. Cultivated in various countries for its oil-rich seeds (jojoba oil) used in the cosmetics industry. Despite its name, this plant does not occur in China


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Simmondsia californica (Link) Nuttall

Common names
Name Language
Jojobastrauch German
goatnut English (US)
jojoba English
pignut English (US)
jojoba Spanish
jojoba French