Ceanothus megacarpus var. megacarpus

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 12. Treatment on page 98.

Leaves mostly alternate; petiole 1–3 mm; blade oval, elliptic, or oblanceolate, 10–25 (–33) × 5–19 mm. Capsule: valves rugulose to weakly ridged near apex; horns prominent.


Phenology: Flowering Nov–Apr.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, canyons, chaparral.
Elevation: 10–900 m.

Discussion

Variety megacarpus occurs on coastal slopes of mountains from Santa Barbara County south to San Diego County, and at isolated localities on several California Channel Islands.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"thick" is not a number.

strigillose +  and glabrous +
perigynous +  and epigynous +
Clifford L. Schmidt† +  and Dieter H. Wilken +
Nuttall +
cuneate +  and rounded +
Ceanothus macrocarpus +
3-veined +  and veined +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.3 cm33 mm <br />0.033 m <br />) +
not gland-dotted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
3[-5]-veined +  and pinnate +
spinulose +, spinose +, serrate +  and entire +
denticulate +, dentate +, crenulate +, crenate +  and serrulate +
oblanceolate;elliptic;oblanceolate;elliptic;oval +
5mm;19mm +
not thorn-tipped +
puberulent +  and tomentulose +
not lobed +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
10–900 m. +
Rocky slopes, canyons, chaparral. +
straight +
subapical +
rugulose +
free +  and adnate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
deciduous +  and persistent +
denticulate +
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 Nov–Apr. +
2-4-carpellate +
N. Amer. Sylv. +
intermediate +
distinct +
spreading +  and incurved +
6 +  and 5 +
keeled;lanceolate;deltate +
not rooting +
erect +  and ascending +
Ceanothus megacarpus var. megacarpus +
Ceanothus megacarpus +
variety +
paniclelike +  and racemelike +
not gland-tipped +
rugulose +
unarmed +  and armed +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and synoecious +