Ceanothus foliosus var. foliosus

Common names: Wavyleaf ceanothus
Endemic
Synonyms: Ceanothus dentatus var. dickeyi Fosberg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 93.

Shrubs, 1.5–3.5 m. Stems ascending to erect. Leaf-blades ± folded lengthwise, margins glandular-denticulate, wavy, abaxial surface pale green to grayish green, glabrous, sometimes sparsely puberulent on veins. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering Jan–May.
Habitat: Rocky soils, chaparral, mixed evergreen and conifer forests.
Elevation: 100–1100 m.

Discussion

Variety foliosus occurs in the outer North Coast Ranges and Santa Cruz Mountains, from Humboldt to Santa Clara counties. H. McMinn (1944) reported putative hybrids with Ceanothus parryi and C. thyrsiflorus.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thin" is not a number.

pale green +  and grayish green +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
perigynous +  and epigynous +
Clifford L. Schmidt† +  and Dieter H. Wilken +
obtuse +  and rounded +
3-veined +  and veined +
not gland-dotted +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br />) +
3[-5]-veined +  and pinnate +
spinulose +, spinose +, serrate +  and entire +
denticulate +, dentate +, crenulate +, crenate +  and serrulate +
narrowly elliptic;oblongelliptic or oblanceolate +
3mm;13mm +
not thorn-tipped +
angled +  and round +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Wavyleaf ceanothus +
100–1100 m. +
Rocky soils, chaparral, mixed evergreen and conifer forests. +
free +  and adnate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
umbellike +  and racemelike +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
3-veined +  and veined +
deciduous +  and persistent +
glandular-denticulate;entire +
wavy;glandular-denticulate +
pale;dark blue +
intrastaminal +
superior +  and inferior +
not fleshy +
perigynous +  and epigynous +
adnate +  and distinct +
6 +  and 5 +
Clawed (?) +, Obovate (?) +  and Spatulate (?) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Flowering Jan–May. +
2-4-carpellate +
Proc. Davenport Acad. Nat. Sci. +
pink +, usually white +  and cream blue or purple +
distinct +
spreading +  and incurved +
6 +  and 5 +
keeled;lanceolate;deltate +
not rooting +
ascending +  and erect +
3-veined +  and veined +
Ceanothus dentatus var. dickeyi +
Ceanothus foliosus var. foliosus +
Ceanothus foliosus +
variety +
paniclelike +  and racemelike +
gland-tipped +
crested +
unarmed +  and armed +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and synoecious +