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Ceanothus impressus  Trel.  var. nipomensis  McMinn
Nipomo mesa ceanothus,   Santa barbara ceanothus
Ceanothus impressus var. nipomensis is a shrub that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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Parent: Ceanothus impressus
Genus: Ceanothus
Family: Rhamnaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Ceanothus impressus var. nipomensis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CEIMN)

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[floranorthamerica.org] Range, Rarity: Variety nipomensis occurs primarily on Nipomo Mesa and the eastern San Luis Range of southern San Luis Obispo County. R. F. Hoover (1970) regarded it as derived from hybridization between var. impressus and Ceanothus oliganthus. However, there is little evidence to indicate that populations of these two taxa overlap in geographic and ecological range. We treat var. nipomensis as part of C. impressus, based on its furrowed veins and fruit morphology. Urbanization has reduced the number of known populations to a relatively few, scattered localities. Variety nipomensis is in the Center for Plant Conservation?s National Collection of Endangered Plants. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/25/2024).