Arctostaphylos nevadensis subsp. knightii

(Gankin & Hildreth) P. V. Wells
Madroño 35: 335. 1989 ,.
Common names: Knight’s manzanita
Basionym: Arctostaphylos knightii Gankin & Hildreth Four Seasons 3(3): 24. 1970
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 436. Mentioned on page 435.

Plants resprouting after fire; burl basal or epicormic.

Phenology: Flowering late spring.
Habitat: High-elevation forests and montane chaparral
Elevation: 600-2000 m


Subspecies knightii occurs in the northern North Coast Ranges (Del Norte and Humboldt counties), sometimes at lower elevations on serpentinelike soils. It probably extends into southern Oregon but this has yet to be confirmed by field observation and collections.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
(Gankin & Hildreth) P. V. Wells +
Arctostaphylos knightii +
Knight’s manzanita +
600-2000 m +
High-elevation forests and montane chaparral +
Flowering late spring. +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Arctostaphylos nevadensis subsp. knightii +
Arctostaphylos nevadensis +
subspecies +