Adenostoma is a genus of shrubs containing only two species:

Adenostoma fasciculatum.jpg
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Amygdaloideae
Tribe: Sorbarieae
Genus: Adenostoma
Hook. & Arn.

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]


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