Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 11: 126. 1876
Phenology: Flowering Dec–Apr(–May).
Habitat: Rocky slopes, dry canyons and washes, fields, roadsides, arroyos and hillsides near seeps, streambeds, chaparral, coastal sage scrub.
Elevation: 10–200 m.
Calif., Mexico (Baja California).
R. D. Tortosa (1993) treated Adolphia californica as a synonym of A. infesta, although within the single broadly conceived species he recognized a Texas form and California form, these differing in shape and size of leaves, insertion of staminal filaments, size of the hypanthia, and features of leaf anatomy (according to A. Mantese and D. Medan 1993). He did not find a geographic zone of intergradation but noted that some plants from Zacatecas appear intermediate in floral features and that one collection from southern Mexico was the California type in leaf anatomy and one from Baja California was the Texas type.
F. Shreve and I. L. Wiggins (1964) noted contrasts (as emphasized in the key here) between the two taxa, which they treated as separate species. In addition to the morphological differences, the two are allopatric and appear to be ecologically differentiated. Adolphia californica is known in the flora area only from San Diego County.
|Author||Guy L. Nesom +|
|Authority||S. Watson +|
|Common name||California prickbush or adolphia + and spineshrub +|
|Distribution||Calif. + and Mexico (Baja California). +|
|Elevation||10–200 m. +|
|Habitat||Rocky slopes, dry canyons and washes, fields, roadsides, arroyos and hillsides near seeps, streambeds, chaparral, coastal sage scrub. +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering Dec–Apr(–May). +|
|Publication title||Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +|
|Publication year||1876 +|
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|Taxon family||Rhamnaceae +|
|Taxon name||Adolphia californica +|
|Taxon parent||Adolphia +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 12 +|