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Thomas William Simmonds (b. Dartford, Kent; d. Trinidad in 1804). From Settle, Yorks, UK, Surgeon. Naturalist to Lord Seaforth, Governor of Barbados, 1803. Also noted as being a physician
Desmond, Ray. (1977). Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists. Taylor and Francis, London.
source of Jojoba oil
- Northern America, Mexico
- Northern America, Southwestern U.S.A., California
Simmondsia chinensis (Link) C. K. Schneid.Family: SIMMONDSIACEAE
Species: chinensis (Link) C. K. Schneid.
Common names: Jojoba; Goat Nut; Pig Nut
Distribution summary: Northern America
Hardiness: H2 - Tender; cool or frost-free greenhouse
Habitat: Well drained desert soils - sandy alluviums, coarse gravel and clay mixes and loams
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants in pots (POT)
Reason for growing: Commemorative, other use