Arctostaphylos luciana

P. V. Wells

Leafl. W. Bot. 10: 177. 1965 ,

Common names: Santa Lucia manzanita
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 431. Mentioned on page 413.
Shrubs or trees, erect, 2–3 m; burl absent; twigs sparsely short-hairy. Leaves: petiole to 2 mm; blade glaucous, dull, ovate to ± orbiculate, 2–4 × 1.5–2.5 cm, base distinctly lobed, auriculate-clasping, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, appressed gray-canescent to finely tomen-tose, glabrescent. Inflorescences racemes, simple or 1-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches crowded, concealed by bracts), axis 0.5–1 cm, 1+ mm diam., sparsely short-hairy; bracts not appressed, leaflike, linear-lanceolate, 5–10 mm, apex acuminate, surfaces canescent. Pedicels 5–10 mm, glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary glabrous. Fruits depressed-globose, 6–12 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Chaparral
Elevation: 300-500 m


Arctostaphylos luciana is found on siliceous shale east of Cuesta Pass in the southern Santa Lucia Mountains of San Luis Obispo County.

of conservation concern



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.