Arctostaphylos crustacea subsp. crinita
Madroño 54: 152. 2007,
Twigs densely short-hairy and with longer, white hairs. Leaf blade surfaces densely short-hairy abaxially (and sometimes adaxially). Immature inflorescence axes glabrous or hairy, sometimes glandular (not densely glandular-hairy). Ovaries densely hairy.
Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Maritime chaparral and open conifer forests
Elevation: 300-500 m
Subspecies crinita occurs in the central and southern Santa Cruz Mountains, and also the interior uplands of Monterey Bay, outer Central Coast Range.