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Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius

 

Fern-leafed Catalina Ironwood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyRosaceaeIncludes apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, raspberries, strawberries, almonds, roses, meadowsweets, photinias, firethorns, rowans, and hawthorns; many others
GenusLyonothamnusLiterally Lyon’s shrub, named for W.S. Lyon (see lyonii above) and from thamnus, “shrub”
SpeciesfloribundusFrom floris, “flower,” or florere, “to flower,” with the Latin adjectival suffix -bundus used in the sense of doing or action accomplished, and thus meaning “profusely flowering, producing or having produced abundant flowers”
ssp.asplenifolius

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Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Nov 2013.

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Lyonothamnus floribundus (Fern-leafed Catalina Ironwood)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Lyonothamnus floribundus (Fern-leafed Catalina Ironwood)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA