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Adolphia is a genus of shrubs in the buckthorn family containing only two species. These are rigid, thorny, flowering bushes. Adolphia californica, the California prickbush or California spineshrub, is native to southern California and northern Mexico. Adolphia infesta, the junco, is found in Texas, New Mexico, and northern Mexico. This genus is named for the French botanist Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart.

Adolphia
Adolphia californica Flowers.jpg
Adolphia californica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Tribe: Colletieae
Genus: Adolphia
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Species

2 - see text

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