Umbellularia californica var. fresnensis


Leafl. W. Bot. 4: 166. 1945.

Conservation concernEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Leaf blade minutely tomentose abaxially. Inflorescence stalk with longer and denser pubescence than in var. californica.

Phenology: Flowering fall–early spring (Nov–Apr).
Habitat: In woods
Elevation: 200 m


Of conservation concern.

Umbellularia californica var. fresnensis is known only from Fresno County, California. The type seems quite distinct from specimens of var. californica, but status and distribution of var. fresnensis should be further researched. Because I have not seen intermediate specimens, I am not willing to reduce var. fresnensis to synonymy.

Selected References


Lower Taxa