Arctostaphylos purissima

P. V. Wells

Madroño 19: 195. 1968 ,

Common names: La Purissima manzanita
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 434. Mentioned on page 413.
Shrubs, erect, 1–4 m; burl absent; twigs densely short-hairy with longer hairs. Leaves: petiole to 2 mm; blade bright green, shiny, orbiculate-ovate to ± orbiculate, 1–2.5 × 1–2 cm, base auriculate-clasping, margins entire, plane, surfaces smooth, glabrous. Inflorescences racemes, simple or 1–2-branched; immature inflorescence pendent, (branches dense, concealed by bracts), axis 0.5–1 cm, 1+ mm diam., densely short-hairy with longer hairs; bracts not appressed, (overlapping), leaflike, ovate to lanceolate-ovate, 5–8 mm, apex acute, surfaces glabrous. Pedicels 3–5 mm, sparsely hairy or glabrous. Flowers: corolla white, conic to urceolate; ovary glabrous. Fruits depressed-globose, 5–8 mm diam., glabrous. Stones distinct. 2n = 26.

Phenology: Flowering winter–early spring.
Habitat: Maritime chaparral on deep, sandy soils
Elevation: 0-100 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Arctostaphylos purissima is known from hills and mesas near the coast (Burton Mesa) in Santa Barbara County.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorV. Thomas Parker +, Michael C. Vasey + and Jon E. Keeley +
AuthorityP. V. Wells +
Common nameLa Purissima manzanita +
DistributionCalif. +
Elevation0-100 m +
HabitatMaritime chaparral on deep, sandy soils +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering winter–early spring. +
Publication titleMadroño +
Publication year1889 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V8/V8 834.xml +
SynonymsUndefined tribe Arbuteae +
Taxon familyEricaceae +
Taxon nameArctostaphylos purissima +
Taxon parentArctostaphylos +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 8 +