Arctostaphylos hooveri

P. V. Wells

Leafl. W. Bot. 9: 152. 1961 ,

Common names: Hoover’s manzanita
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 433. Mentioned on page 413, 414.
Shrubs or trees, erect, 2–8 m; burl absent; twigs densely fine-hairy, with long, white, gland-tipped hairs. Leaves: petiole 3–6 mm; blade glaucous, dull, oblong to ovate, 4–6 × 2–3 cm, base lobed, auriculate, (not clasping), margins entire, plane, surfaces papillate, scabrous, glandular-hairy, ± glabrescent. Inflorescences panicles, 4–6-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (concealed by bracts), axis 1.5–2.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., densely fine-hairy with long, white, gland-tipped hairs; bracts not appressed, leaflike, lanceolate, 8–20 mm, apex acuminate, surfaces glandular-hairy. Pedicels 8–15 mm, finely glandular-hairy. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary finely glandular-hairy. Fruits depressed-globose, 6–10 mm diam., glandular-hairy, (viscid). Stones distinct. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Chaparral, open conifer forests
Elevation: 900-1200 m


Of conservation concern.

Arctostaphylos hooveri is known from the northern Santa Lucia Mountains in Monterey County. Populations are associated with openings in yellow pine forests and patches of chaparral.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorV. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey + and Jon E. Keeley +
AuthorityP. V. Wells +
Common nameHoover’s manzanita +
DistributionCalif. +
Elevation900-1200 m +
HabitatChaparral, open conifer forests +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering winter–early spring. +
Publication titleLeafl. W. Bot. +
Publication year1889 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V8/V8 831.xml +
SynonymsUndefined tribe Arbuteae +
Taxon familyEricaceae +
Taxon nameArctostaphylos hooveri +
Taxon parentArctostaphylos +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 8 +