Calflora
Taxon  Report   1808    
Ceanothus megacarpus  Nutt.  var. insularis  (Eastw.) Munz
Island bigpod ceanothus,  Island ceanothus
Ceanothus megacarpus var. insularis
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Ceanothus megacarpus var. insularis
© 2014 Steve Matson
Ceanothus megacarpus var. insularis
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Ceanothus megacarpus var. insularis, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Ceanothus insularis
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Ceanothus megacarpus var. insularis
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ceanothus megacarpus ssp. insularis
CNPS + PLANTS: Ceanothus insularis
More information about  Ceanothus megacarpus var. insularis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CEMEI2)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 15, 2018).

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