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Adenostoma fasciculatum.jpg
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae[1]
Genus: Adenostoma

Adenostoma is a genus of shrubs containing only two species:

Both species are native to coastal California and Baja California. Adenostoma fasciculatum is also native to California in the Sierra Nevada.[2] 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.[2]

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  1. ^ Potter, D., et al. (2007). Phylogeny and classification of Rosaceae. Plant Systematics and Evolution. 266(1–2): 5–43. [Referring to the subfamily by the name "Spiraeoideae"]
  2. ^ a b Jepson Manual, University of California, 1993; Adenostoma

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