Cliff Schmidt's Ceanothus Descriptions

On-line Key to Ceanothus species

Also available: the technical description of the genus.

Key to the subgenera of Ceanothus

1. Stipules thin, deciduous; leaves alternate, evergreen or deciduous, usually thin, bases 1 or 3-veined - C. subgenus Ceanothus.

1. Stipules thick, persistent, usually corky; leaves opposite (alternate in C. verrucosus,C. megacarpus, and some C. insularis), evergreen, usually thickened, bases 1-veined. - C. subgenus Cerastes.

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