Ceanothus foliosus var. medius

McMinn in M. van Rensselaer and H. McMinn

Ceanothus, 222. 1942.

Common names: La Cuesta ceanothus
Endemic
Synonyms: Ceanothus austromontanus Abrams
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 93.

Shrubs, 1–2 m. Stems ascending to erect. Leaf-blades ± folded lengthwise, margins glandular-denticulate, wavy, abaxial surface pale green, moderately to densely villosulous.


Phenology: Flowering Feb–May.
Habitat: Rocky soils, chaparral, mixed evergreen and conifer forests.
Elevation: 100–1500 m.

Discussion

Variety medius appears restricted to the Santa Lucia Mountains and La Panza Range of Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, with disjunct populations in the Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego County.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thin" is not a number.

puberulent +  and glabrous +
perigynous +  and epigynous +
Clifford L. Schmidt† +  and Dieter H. Wilken +
McMinn in M. van Rensselaer and H. McMinn +
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 />) +
La Cuesta ceanothus +
100–1500 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 Feb–May. +
2-4-carpellate +
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 austromontanus +
Ceanothus foliosus var. medius +
Ceanothus foliosus +
variety +
paniclelike +  and racemelike +
gland-tipped +
crested +
unarmed +  and armed +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and synoecious +