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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordoo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Amygdaloideae
Tribus: Sorbarieae
Genus: Adenostoma
Species: A. fasciculatum – A. sparsifolium

Adenostoma Hook. & Arn.

Adenostoma is a genus of shrubs containing only two species:

Adenostoma fasciculatum — Chamise
Adenostoma sparsifolium — Red shank.

Both species are native to coastal California and Baja California. Adenostoma fasciculatum is also native to California in the Sierra Nevada.[1] They are found in plant communities and sub-ecoregions of the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion.

Both species in this genus feature stiff, linear leaves arranged alternately or in clusters along stems with shredding bark. Flowers form on a panicle, are cream to white and, as in all members of the rose family, have hypanthia.[1]

Jepson Manual, University of California, 1993; Adenostoma

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