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Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis. An alternative for the economic development of the arid and semi arid zones of Mexico

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Abstract

S. chinensis is, in spite of its name, a species indigenous to SE California and Arizona (US) and to the states of Sonora, Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur in Mexico. It is a shrubby forage plant that reaches a height of 1.5 m and can grow under conditions of extreme drought and high salinity provided that frost does not occur; it is thus suitable for many arid and semi-arid parts of Mexico as well as other similar regions of the world. The seed, traditionally associated with medicinal properties, was found in 1933 to produce a liquid wax with properties similar to those of sperm-whale oil, an increasingly scarce product used for the lubrication of machinery run at high temperatures and speeds. Some other uses for S. chinensis wax are listed, and silvicultural research on the species in progress in Baja California Sur and elsewhere is briefly described.
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1976
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-83-041344
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cienc. For.; (Chile); Journal Volume: 1:4
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; JOJOBA; CULTIVATION; USES; ARID LANDS; MEDICINAL PLANTS; NORTH AMERICA; OILS; PLANTS; SEEDS; WAXES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; SHRUBS; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6549492
Research Organizations:
Campo Experimental Forestal, Todos Santos, Beja California Sur, Mexico
Country of Origin:
Chile
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CSFSD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 40-49
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Citation Formats

Sepulveda Betancourt, J I, and Parra Hake, H. Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis. An alternative for the economic development of the arid and semi arid zones of Mexico. Chile: N. p., 1976. Web.
Sepulveda Betancourt, J I, & Parra Hake, H. Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis. An alternative for the economic development of the arid and semi arid zones of Mexico. Chile.
Sepulveda Betancourt, J I, and Parra Hake, H. 1976. "Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis. An alternative for the economic development of the arid and semi arid zones of Mexico." Chile.
@misc{etde_6549492,
title = {Jojoba, Simmondsia chinensis. An alternative for the economic development of the arid and semi arid zones of Mexico}
author = {Sepulveda Betancourt, J I, and Parra Hake, H}
abstractNote = {S. chinensis is, in spite of its name, a species indigenous to SE California and Arizona (US) and to the states of Sonora, Baja California Norte and Baja California Sur in Mexico. It is a shrubby forage plant that reaches a height of 1.5 m and can grow under conditions of extreme drought and high salinity provided that frost does not occur; it is thus suitable for many arid and semi-arid parts of Mexico as well as other similar regions of the world. The seed, traditionally associated with medicinal properties, was found in 1933 to produce a liquid wax with properties similar to those of sperm-whale oil, an increasingly scarce product used for the lubrication of machinery run at high temperatures and speeds. Some other uses for S. chinensis wax are listed, and silvicultural research on the species in progress in Baja California Sur and elsewhere is briefly described.}
journal = {Cienc. For.; (Chile)}
volume = {1:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Chile}
year = {1976}
month = {Jan}
}