Ceanothus pinetorum

F. V. Coville, Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 4:80. 1893

Kern ceanothus

Ceanothus prostratus G. Bentham var. pinetorum K. Brandegee


Habit: Shrubs to 1.4 m.

Stems: semiprostrate, spreading to erect, may root at nodes; twigs reddish-brown, round, smooth, glabrous or puberulent, rigid.

Leaves: evergreen, opposite; often clustered; stipules thickened, persistent; petioles 1--2 mm; blades broadly oblong, broadly obovate to nearly round, 1.2--2.5 x 0.9--1.9 cm; bases rounded or obtuse, 1-veined, margin slightly revolute or not, 6--9 coarse teeth on a side, tips rounded or obtuse, abaxially pale green, minutely canescent between veins, sparsely pubescent on veins, adaxially bright, dark green, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, plane, undulate or troughed.

Inflorescences: axillary, umbel-like, to 1.8 cm.

Flowers: blue, pale blue varying to nearly white.

Fruits: globose or +/- oblong, 6--7 mm broad, smooth, horns prominent, subapical, wrinkled; valves crested.


Flowering: in early summer

Habitat: dry rocky slopes, open pine forests on decomposed granite; 1600-2700 m

Range: Calif. [s SNH, (Kern Plateau)] View Distribution Map.

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This document was last updated: Thursday, 29-Feb-1996 16:51:07 PST