Arctostaphylos glandulosa subsp. cushingiana

(Eastwood) J. E. Keeley

Madroño 54: 59. 2007,

Common names: Cushing’s manzanita
Basionyms: Arctostaphylos cushingiana Eastwood Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 75. 1933
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos glandulosa var. cushingiana (Eastwood) Adams ex McMinn
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 444. Mentioned on page 443.
Twigs sparsely short-hairy, not glandular-hairy. Leaf blades green or gray-green, base cuneate to rounded, surfaces smooth, glabrous or sparsely puberulent. Inflorescences: immature inflorescence axis densely white-hairy; bracts densely white-hairy. Pedicels densely white-hairy. Ovaries densely white-hairy. Fruits slightly flattened depressed-globose. Stones usually distinct.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Pure and mixed chaparral
Elevation: 300-1900 m


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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).


Subspecies cushingiana is widespread in mixed populations with </i>subsp.<i> glandulosa from Humboldt County in the North Coast Range south to the Peninsular Range, and extending into northern Baja California.



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