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Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. floribundus (Catalina ironwood)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. floribundus

Lyonothamnus floribundus A. Gray ssp. floribundus

Catalina ironwood, Santa Catalina Island ironwood

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: lyflf

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The genus name, meaning Lyons shrub, honors the discoverer, William Scrugham Lyon (1852-1916), a U.S. horticulturist and forester.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear , Oblong
Leaf Margin: Crenate , Entire
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Follicle
Fruit:
Size Class: 36-72 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White

Distribution

USA: CA
Native Distribution: South Channel Islands (Santa Catalina Island), California, endemic. Threatened by feral animals.
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes, canyons, oak woodland, chaparral, 65-1625.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA

Bibliography

Bibref 7 - Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (1993) Hickman, J.C. (ed.)
Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. floribundus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. floribundus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. floribundus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2011-08-26
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