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30b. Ceanothus megacarpus Nuttall var. insularis (Eastwood) Munz, Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 31: 68. 1932.

Island big-pod ceanothus Island big-pod ceanothus

Ceanothus insularis Eastwood, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 4, 16: 362. 1927; C. megacarpus subsp. insularis (Eastwood) P. H. Raven

Leaves mostly opposite; petiole 2–5 mm; blades oval to elliptic, 15–30 × 10–18 mm. Capsule: valves smooth; horns weakly developed or absent.

Flowering Feb–Apr. Rocky slopes, canyons, chaparral; 10–500 m; Calif.

Variety insularis occurs on the California Channel islands and at several isolated localities in the Santa Monica and Santa Ynez mountains.


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