Arctostaphylos canescens subsp. sonomensis

(Eastwood) P. V. Wells

Madroño 35: 333. 1989 ,

Common names: Sonoma manzanita
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos canescens var. sonomensis (Eastwood) J. E. Adams ex McMinn
Basionyms: Arctostaphylos sonomensis Eastwood
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 429.
Twigs softly white-hairy and glandular-hairy. Immature inflorescence axes glandular-hairy. Pedicels glandular-hairy. Fruits glandular-hairy.

Phenology: Flowering early winter–late spring.
Habitat: Chaparral, open forests
Elevation: 400-1700 m

Discussion

Subspecies sonomensis is scattered in the North Coast Ranges from Santa Cruz County northward to Humboldt County, often in mixed populations with subsp. canescens. It was originally thought to be a rare subspecies; more intensive investigation may reveal individuals in populations throughout the range of the species.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.