Arctostaphylos nummularia subsp. mendocinoensis

(P. V. Wells) V. T. Parker

Madroño 54: 149. 2007,

Common names: Pygmy manzanita
Basionyms: Arctostaphylos mendocinoensis P. V. Wells
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.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.