Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. crassifolia
Madroño 19: 205. 1968,
Twigs sparsely short-hairy, not glandular-hairy. Leaf blades dark green, margins often reddish, base cuneate to rounded, surfaces smooth, glabrous. Inflorescences: immature inflorescence axis densely white-hairy; bracts densely white-hairy. Pedicels densely white-hairy. Ovaries densely white-hairy. Fruits markedly flattened depressed-globose. Stones usually distinct.
Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Maritime chaparral and closed-cone conifer forests on sandstone coastal bluffs
Elevation: 10-100 m
Calif., Mexico (Baja California).
Of conservation concern.
Subspecies crassifolia is found near San Diego and southward in northern Baja California. It is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.