Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus

Common names: Point Reyes ceanothus
Endemic
Synonyms: Ceanothus prostratus var. grandifolius (Torrey) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 102. Mentioned on page 103.

Shrubs, 0.1–0.4 m. Stems prostrate or spreading. Leaf-blades widely obovate to suborbiculate, 23–31 (–45) × 17–24 mm, marginal teeth 13–31.2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Sandy soils, coastal bluffs, maritime chaparral, pine forests.
Elevation: 30–200 m.

Discussion

Variety gloriosus occurs from Humboldt County south to Marin County and sometimes intergrades with var. exaltatus.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thick" is not a number.

glabrate +  and strigillose +
perigynous +  and epigynous +
Retuse (?) +, Truncate (?) +  and Rounded (?) +
Clifford L. Schmidt† +  and Dieter H. Wilken +
J. T. Howell +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
suborbiculate +, obovate +  and elliptic +
5mm;24mm +
Ceanothus sect. Cerastes +
3-veined +  and veined +
not gland-dotted +
3[-5]-veined +  and pinnate +
spinulose +, spinose +, serrate +  and entire +
denticulate +, dentate +, crenulate +, crenate +  and serrulate +
cuneate;more or less rounded +
not thorn-tipped +
tomentulose +  and strigillose +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Point Reyes ceanothus +
30–200 m. +
Sandy soils, coastal bluffs, maritime chaparral, pine forests. +
subapical +
not rugose +
minute +
free +  and adnate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
3.1 cm31 mm <br />0.031 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br /> (3.1 cm31 mm <br />0.031 m <br />) +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (2.4 cm24 mm <br />0.024 m <br />) +
not crowded +
deciduous +  and persistent +
dentate;denticulate +
blue;bluish purple +
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 /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar–May. +
2-4-carpellate +
Leafl. W. Bot. +
intermediate +
pink +, usually white +  and cream blue or purple +
distinct +
spreading +  and incurved +
6 +  and 5 +
keeled;lanceolate;deltate +
spreading +  and prostrate +
Ceanothus prostratus var. grandifolius +
Ceanothus gloriosus var. gloriosus +
Ceanothus gloriosus +
variety +
paniclelike +  and racemelike +
not gland-tipped +
distal +  and middle +
rugulose +
unarmed +  and armed +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and synoecious +