Simmondsia in London J. Bot. 3: 400. 1844 sec. Köhler (2003)
The only species Simmondsia chinensis C. K. Schneid. is known as a dominant shrub in its native distribution area. The species is well-appreciated for the liquid wax extracted from the seeds which is used mainly in the cosmetic industry (jojoba; Vázquez-Yanes & al. 1999).