Arctostaphylos manzanita subsp. wieslanderi

P. V. Wells
Madroño 19: 201. 1968 ,.
Common names: Wieslander’s manzanita
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 438. Mentioned on page 437.

Plants killed by fire; burl absent; twigs glandular-hairy. Leaf blades dull green, not glaucous, scabrous, glandular-hairy. Inflorescences: axis 1 mm diam. Ovaries glabrous. Fruits glabrous. Stones distinct.

Phenology: Flowering early–late spring.
Habitat: Upper foothill woodlands, open conifer forests
Elevation: 600-1500 m


Subspecies wieslanderi occurs at middle elevations of the North Coast Range, southern Cascades, and northern Sierra Nevada (i.e., surrounding northern end of Sacramento Valley). Overlapping the elevational range of Arctostaphylos patula, it could be confused with that species.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
P. V. Wells +
Wieslander’s manzanita +
600-1500 m +
Upper foothill woodlands, open conifer forests +
Flowering early–late spring. +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Arctostaphylos manzanita subsp. wieslanderi +
Arctostaphylos manzanita +
subspecies +