Arctostaphylos montana


Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci., ser. 3, 1: 83. 1897,.

Synonyms: Arctostaphylos hookeri subsp. montana (Eastwood) P. V. Wells Arctostaphylos pungens var. montana (Eastwood) Munz
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 436. Mentioned on page 411, 412.

Shrubs, erect, prostrate, or mound-forming, 0.1–2 m; burl absent; twigs densely white short-hairy. Leaves: petiole 2–6 mm; blade dark green, shiny, orbiculate-elliptic to elliptic, 1–2.5 × 1–1.5 cm, base rounded to cuneate, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, puberulent, glabrescent. Inflorescences panicles, 1–3-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches compact), axis 0.5–1.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., densely white short-hairy; bracts tightly appressed, scalelike, ovate, 2–5 mm, apex acuminate, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 3–6 mm, glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary glabrous. Fruits globose, 4–8 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct.


Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References



1 Fruits 6-8 mm diam.; plants mound-forming or erect; leaf blades orbiculate-elliptic to elliptic, 1-2.5 × 1-1.5 cm; young twigs white-tomentose. Arctostaphylos montana subsp. montana
1 Fruits 4-5 mm diam.; plants prostrate; leaf blades orbiculate-elliptic, 1-2 × 1-1.5 cm; young twigs gray-tomentose. Arctostaphylos montana subsp. ravenii