Arctostaphylos nummularia subsp. mendocinoensis

(P. V. Wells) V. T. Parker
Madroño 54: 149. 2007,.
Common names: Pygmy manzanita
Basionym: Arctostaphylos mendocinoensis P. V. Wells Four Seasons 8(3): 30, fig. 2. 1989
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 419. Mentioned on page 418.

Shrubs prostrate, mound-forming, 0.1–0.5 m; bark on older stems gray or red-gray, rough or shredded. Leaves: petiole to 1 mm; blade oblong-elliptic, 0.5–1.2 × 0.3–0.7 cm, base cuneate to obtuse.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Podsol soils in pygmy pine forests
Elevation: 100-200 m


Of conservation concern.

Subspecies mendocinoensis is known from the coast of central Mendocino County. It intergrades with subsp. nummularia in morphology. Further analysis of its relationships is needed.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


V. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey +  and Jon E. Keeley +
(P. V. Wells) V. T. Parker +
Arctostaphylos mendocinoensis +
Pygmy manzanita +
100-200 m +
Podsol soils in pygmy pine forests +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Arctostaphylos nummularia subsp. mendocinoensis +
Arctostaphylos nummularia +
subspecies +