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Jojoba - A North American desert shrub; its ecology, possible commercialization, and potential as an introduction into other arid regions



Jojoba - A North American desert shrub; its ecology, possible commercialization, and potential as an introduction into other arid regions



Journal of Arid Environments 1(3): 227-236



Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link.) Schneid.), a North American desert shrub, is the only plant known to produce a liquid wax in its seed. This substance is chemically similar to the oil from the sperm whale. Industrial and agronomic uses are described as well as currently known economic factors regarding agronomic production.

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DOI: 10.1016/s0140-1963(18)31725-7


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