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|Family: Rhamnaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ceanothus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ceanothus masonii McMinn
Habit: Plant generally erect, < 2 m. Stem: ascending, twigs generally angled distally, red-brown to dark brown, generally gray-brown in age. Leaf: opposite, evergreen; stipules knob-like; petiole < 3 mm; blade 7--21 mm, 4--13 mm wide, obovate to narrowly obovate, flat, adaxially dark green, glabrous, abaxially short-strigose, tip obtuse to truncate, margin 9--17-toothed. Inflorescence: umbel-like, 1--2 cm. Flower: blue to purple-blue. Fruit: 4--5 mm wide; horns < 1.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, chaparral; Elevation: 150--450 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnFrB (Bolinas Ridge, sw Marin Co.). Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Probably better treated as part of Ceanothus gloriosus.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Ceanothus maritimus
Next taxon: Ceanothus megacarpus
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Ceanothus masonii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=18450, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.