Arctostaphylos nummularia subsp. mendocinoensis

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

Madroño 54: 149. 2007,

Common names: Pygmy manzanita
Basionyms: 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 </i>subsp.<i> nummularia in morphology. Further analysis of its relationships is needed.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.