Arctostaphylos pechoensis

(Abrams) Dudley ex Eastwood
Leafl. W. Bot. 1: 62. 1933 ,.
Common names: Pecho manzanita
Basionym: Uva-ursi pechoensis Abrams in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 29: 98. 1914
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 434. Mentioned on page 413.

Shrubs, erect, 1–5 m; burl absent; twigs short-hairy with long, white hairs. Leaves: petiole 1–4 mm; blade glaucous, dull to ± shiny, oblong-ovate, 2–5 × 1–2.5 cm, base auriculate-clasping, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, puberulent, glabrescent. Inflorescences panicles, 1–4-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches dense, framed by bracts), axis 1–1.5 cm, 1+ mm diam., short-hairy with long, white hairs; bracts not appressed, leaflike, linear-lanceolate, 8–15 mm, apex acuminate, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 5–10 mm, glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary hairy. Fruits depressed-globose, 8–12 mm diam., glabrous. Stones partially to entirely connate. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Maritime chaparral on siliceous shale soils
Elevation: 0-300 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Arctostaphylos pechoensis is known from the vicinity of the Pecho Hills, San Luis Obispo County.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Uva-ursi pechoensis +
Pecho manzanita +
0-300 m +
Maritime chaparral on siliceous shale soils +
Flowering winter–early spring. +
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Undefined tribe Arbuteae +
Arctostaphylos pechoensis +
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