Arctostaphylos pallida

Eastwood

Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 76. 1933 ,

Common names: Alameda manzanita
Synonyms: Arctostaphylos andersonii var. pallida (Eastwood) J. E. Adams ex McMinn
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 433. Mentioned on page 413.
Shrubs, erect, 2–4 m; burl absent; twigs hairy. Leaves: petiole to 2 mm, (hairy); blade glaucous-green, dull, ovate or oblong-ovate, 2.5–4.5 × 2–3 cm, base auriculate-clasping, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, glabrous. Inflorescences panicles, 3–5-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches compact, framed by bracts), axis 0.5–1 cm, 1+ mm diam., short-hairy to hispid-hairy, usually eglandular; bracts not appressed, leaflike, widely lanceolate, 5–9 mm, apex acute, surfaces finely glandular-hairy. Pedicels 8–12 mm, finely glandular-hairy. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary finely glandular-hairy. Fruits depressed-globose, 8–10 mm diam., glandular-hairy, (viscid). Stones distinct. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Maritime chaparral, gaps in open forests
Elevation: 200-400 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Arctostaphylos pallida is found on shale barrens in the East Bay Hills, western Contra Costa County, overlooking San Francisco Bay.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.